UPDATE – 9AM: Officials say one lane of the interstate will likely be shutdown until around 1pm Friday for the clean up at Mile Marker 157 of I-75 North. One lane reopened after about five-hours, just before 9 am.
JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – The call of a multi-vehicle accident came in to E-911 Dispatch at 5:05 am Friday morning. It took a while, but officials were able to sort out the wreckage and determined that six vehicles are involved. WATCH Mark Nagi with TDOT’s video HERE.
One person is believed to be seriously injured in Friday morning’s 6-vehicle mishap.
In what’s being described as “solid ice” is to blame for the mishap at Mile Marker 157. That’s between the Rarity Mountain and Jellico Exits. First Responders from Campbell County and Whitley County (KY) are on the scene along with Campbell County EMA and several law enforcement agencies.
The first call of the pile-up came in to E-911 Dispatch at 5:05 AM.
Daniel Lawson with EMA said, “There are three 18-wheelers and three cars involved. He describes that one person is suffering from possible serious injuries while all other injuries are minor.”
Word from the Tennessee Highway Patrol is that the northbound side of I-75 will likely be closed until, at least, 11 am. Alternate routes include Highways 25W, 25E and 27. These routes will lead you back to I-75. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/14/2020-7AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF EMA’S DANIEL LAWSON & WLAF’S COMMANDER CHUCK)