Fifteen hurt in 35 vehicle pileup on I-75

Ice is thought to be the cause of the pileup crash.

Fifteen hurt in 35 vehicle pileup on I-75

Fifteen people were injured this morning in a major multi-vehicle pileup on I-75 in Catoosa County, Georgia.

Icy Roads A Factor In 35 Vehicle Pileup

The crash happened about 20 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee, around 6:45 a.m.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk says that weather was a major factor in a crash that happened in the northbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 345. Extremely icy road conditions were reported in the area.

Approximately 35 vehicles crashed during the pileup. It isn’t clear how many commercial vehicles were involved at this time.

Fifteen people were transported to the hospital for various injuries. Everyone is expected to survive.

The crash impacted I-75 traffic in both directions. I-75 northbound was closed for about 4 hours, resulting in major traffic backups. Transportation officials were able to reopen the interstate around 11 a.m.

The Georgia State Patrol will continue to investigate the pileup crash.