An eighteen wheeler crashed Saturday morning (June 16) before six o’clock with no injuries. As that crash was being cleaned up, another crash occurred.
At approximately 1:30 pm on I-24 east bound at mile marker 116 a 2002 Nissan Frontier, driven by Christie Bowman, 40, of Ooltewah, TN, and her female passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and were flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. It appears the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit a wrecker that was on the shoulder due to the earlier incident. The Nissan spun back onto the interstate and a tractor trailer rear-ended the vehicle and pushed it into the median. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
The interstate was shut down for about 50 minutes.
During clean-up of accident number 2, wreck number 3 occurred near the 111 mile marker when a single vehicle ran off the road and hit the guardrail and damaged the car heavily. The driver suffered minor injuries only.
Emergency crews were called out on Sunday morning (June 17) for an accident on the Woodbury Hwy near the Timberloft Restaurant. The driver of the 4×4 truck refused transport to the hospital. The truck was severely damaged.