1 killed in early morning accident on I-75
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- An early morning accident on I-75 near East Brainerd Road has claimed the life of a man.
DeAngelo Smith, age 43, was taking his friend, Allan Belcher to work Saturday around 6 AM when he lost control of his 2002 Ford Explorer causing the SUV to flip and roll.
Smith and Belcher were restrained in the vehicle but Smith suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the roll over and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Belcher was transported to Erlanger Hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
Speed is not believed to be a factor in the accident but according to Belcher, both he and Smith were sleepy when they set out this morning.
Evidence from the scene shows that the vehicle drifted off the roadway and at some point the driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to flip and roll.
No charges are pending in the case.