The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues sorting through the wreckage and details of just how this massive interstate closing wreck occurred.
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Clearing of a multi-vehicle wreck that happened around midnight Friday morning continues at this hour. One lane northbound will be closed until well after daybreak as crews will work to right an overturned big rig.
Both 18-wheelers were hauling watermelons.
Two tractor trailers, both hauling watermelons, along with six vehicles wrecked on the northbound side of I-75 just before the south Caryville Exit 134. Officials report seven people were transported to the La Follette Medical Center all suffering from minor inuries.
It was all hands on deck with response from the Campbell County EMA, Campbell County EMS, Caryville Fire Department, Jacksboro Fire Department, La Follette Fire Department, Caryville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/03/2020-5AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER AND ASSISTANT EMA DIRECTOR DANIEL LAWSON)