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Pileup in Tennessee Kills 6

Lauren Fernandez1 year ago

A nine-vehicle highway crash in Tennessee left six dead and at least nine injured.

About the Fatal Pileup

Six people died in a fiery multi-car accident on a Tennessee highway. The crash occurred at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 on Interstate 75 in Tennessee near the Hamilton Country suburb of Ooltewah, according to the Chattanooga Police Department and Daily Mail.

Nine vehicles and more than 15 people were involved in the pileup. At least one of the vehicles involved in the crash was a cargo-carrying semi-trailer. Photos of the wreck show at least one vehicle on fire.

Northbound lanes of I-75 were shut down after the accident and redirected to Old Lee Highway. Investigation of the crash is ongoing.

Vehicle Crash Injury and Death Statistics in Tennessee

  • Over 30,000 people are killed in vehicle crashes every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • In 2005, in addition to an emotional toll, crash deaths cost $41 billion nationally in medical and work loss expenses for victims’ families.
  • The CDC reports 11.7 deaths per 100,000 population of motor vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2012 in Tennessee.
  • Tennessee is ranked 10th on the 2010 CDC data analysis list of the states with the highest medical and work loss costs resulting from vehicle crashes. In Tennessee, these costs amounted to $1.15 billion.
  • Half of all national medical and work loss costs come from the top 10 states on this list (California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee).

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