Rainy conditions are being blamed for a traffic accident on I-24 Monday night. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Carl Seagroves, a 2005 Chrysler Sebring operated by Lawrence Eugene Krieger, 64, of Newburg, IN, was traveling in the eastbound lane of the interstate when the vehicle hydroplaned at mile maker 116 and left the roadway. According to the trooper, the car went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger’s side. According to the trooper, Krieger was pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper noted that the accident occurred during heavy rainfall and the weather was a contributing factor to the crash.
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