UPDATE: I-75 reopens after fatal crash north of Ooltewah
Chattanooga Police says the accident occurred at mile marker 11 at the Ooltewah exit due to a crash.
UPDATE: 22-year-old Taylor Haggard, driving an Acura SUV was traveling southbound on I-75 and left the road, crossing the median into the northbound lanes.
Haggard's SUV struck a Mercedes Benz convertible being driven by 84-year-old Luchen Bailey. Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene. Haggard and a passenger received minor injuries.
Haggard has a medical condition that may be a contributing factor in the crash.
The Chattanooga Police are investigating the crash. If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call 698-2525.
PREVIOUS STORY: A deadly crash on I-75 in the Ooltewah area has been cleared.
Chattanooga police said all lanes of the interstate are now open.
PREVIOUS STORY: One lane of I-75 north is now open after a deadly crash from earlier in the day.
Chattanooga police said all southbound lanes are open.
TDOT estimates the crash to be cleared by 10:30 p.m.
PREVIOUS STORY: A two vehicle fatal accident has shutdown the interstate at I-75 north.
Chattanooga Police say the crash happened at mile marker 12 near the Ooltewah exit. Traffic northbound is being diverted to exit 11.
Elisa Myzal of CPD says that one vehicle crossed the median hitting the other vehicle.
The southbound lanes at mile marker 12 have been reduced to one plane. CPD is asking for commuters to find alternate routes.
We have a crew headed to the scene.