Crash closes I-75 southbound in McMinn County

Crash closes I-75 southbound in McMinn County

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Southbound traffic was diverted at exit 60 in Sweetwater. Lanes were reopened just after 6:00 a.m. Southbound traffic was diverted at exit 60 in Sweetwater. Lanes were reopened just after 6:00 a.m.

ATHENS (WATE) - A truck driver was airlifted to the hospital after an accident that shut down Interstate 75 in McMinn County for several hours.

The accident happened on I-75 southbound at mile marker 58 in McMinn County at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

A preliminary investigation found it was a rear-end collision, which resulted in one non-life threatening injury.

The victim was airlifted to a local hospital.

Both southbound lanes were shut down until approximately 7:15 a.m.  Traffic was rerouted off the interstate at Exit 60 until then.

Northbound traffic was not affected.

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