Original call to Central Dispatch said six vehicles were involved
TOP PHOTO: The driver of this car, 43-year-old Michael Gray, was transported by ground for injuries he allegedly received as a result of the impact.
CARYVILLE, TN. (WLAF)- An early morning accident yesterday sent one driver to the hospital.
Just before 6am Thursday, a 2001 Toyota being driven by 87-year-old Bob Andrews was in the southbound lane of I-75 near mile marker 134 when it allegedly left the road striking a disabled 2001 Jeep. The disabled car was parked on the shoulder of the road just south of the Jerry Cross Bridge, according to the report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). Andrews then hit the guardrail, bouncing back out into traffic. At that point, he allegedly hit a 2016 Chevrolet in the rear, the report said. The Chevrolet flipped over on its top. The driver of that car, 43-year-old Michael Gray, was transported by ground for injuries he allegedly received as a result of the impact.
For the better part of two hours, both southbound lanes were shutdown as a result of the mishap. Traffic was backed up for a few miles. Most rush hour travelers needing I-75 south, detoured down Highway 116 and entered the interstate there.
Gray was cited by THP for not having insurance and driving on a suspended license.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 5/12/2023- 6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)