CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -  Rescue crews were called to a wreck on I-75 involving a pickup and a tractor trailer.

The accident happened on 1-75 at VW Drive, exit 9, around 2 PM Tuesday.

The driver of a S-10 pickup was driving at a high rate of speed when it ran into the back of a tractor trailer.

The passenger of the pickup was transported by ambulance for serious injuries but the driver of the pickup was air-lifted with life threatening injuries to Erlanger.

No word on conditions.

The crash had all southbound lanes of I-75 blocked.