Six injured in Loudon County crashed that closed interstate


LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – Six people were injured in a multivehicle crash that temporarily closed I-75 in Loudon County on Tuesday.

The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office reported the crash involved multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, on I-75 near Mile Marker 72 around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Multiple Lifestar helicopters landed on I-75, according to a LCSO spokesperson.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed the crash involved three vehicles: a tractor-trailer, SUV and minivan. The tractor-trailer had two people inside, neither of whom were injured. The SUV’s occupants were from Philadelphia, TN and all the passengers were children. Two women from Sweetwater, TN were inside the minivan, according to the preliminary crash report.

Three adults and three children were transported from the scene for medical treatment. Two were transported in a Lifestar helicopter, two via ground transportation and two in a private vehicle. The status of their injuries has not been released.

A THP spokesperson said all vehicles were in the right lane when the tractor trailer vehicle came in contact with the SUV from the rear, resulting in the SUV then impacting the minivan.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

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