UPDATE: Man killed in Sunday morning I-24 crash identified
A fatal crash shut down Interstate 24 westbound in Hamilton County Sunday morning at Germantown Road/Belvoir Avenue.
UPDATE: Chattanooga Police have identified the man killed in a crash Sunday morning on I-24 westbound.
According to police, a semi truck was traveling west on I-24 in the middle lane when a Dodge Avenger, traveling in the same lane, hit it from behind.
The crash caused the Dodge Avenger to spin. It came to a stop on the right shoulder of the interstate.
23-year-old Ladarius Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck told investigators he felt the impact of the crash and stopped his truck a short distance down the road.
CPD Communications Coordinator Elisa Myzal said preliminary reports show the deceased driver was likely speeding and under the influence. He was also not wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.
PREVIOUS STORY: According to dispatch, all lanes of I-24 westbound have reopened following a fatal crash Sunday morning.
PREVIOUS STORY: A fatal crash shut down I-24 westbound in Hamilton County Sunday morning at Germantown Road/Belvoir Avenue.
Multiple vehicles were involved. The crash happened at about 5:00 am and closed all westbound lanes.
The Chattanooga Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating along with Tennessee Highway Patrol.
It’s estimated to be cleared by 9:00 a.m.