Robin Lemley, 46, Killed In I-75 Crash Near Ooltewah Exit

One person, identified as Robin Lemley, 46, was killed in a crash on I-75 southbound near the Ooltewah exit on Wednesday morning.

The wreck happened around 6:15 a.m. Chattanooga Police received a call of a traffic crash at 1000 I-75 in the south bound lanes of travel.  

Traffic investigators discovered that a tractor trailer had broken down and attempted to pull to the shoulder. The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to perform an inspection of the tractor trailer and discovered that the drive shaft had failed which caused the tractor trailer to break down. The driver of the tractor trailer was unable to pull completely off of the roadway and the trailer was blocking part of the right lane. The driver of the tractor trailer did place warning triangles behind the truck.  

Traffic investigators discovered that a Mazda mini-van was traveling south in the right lane when the driver struck the rear end of the tractor trailer. The driver of the mini-van was killed on impact. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

After the wreck, the right two lanes of southbound traffic were blocked for several hours.