One killed in crash, fire on I-75 near Athens | News
(WBIR-Athens) At least one person is dead after a fiery crash on I-75N in McMinn County.
The accident happened at milemarker 48, in the northbound lanes near the Athens exit, at 1:20 pm Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, when a trooper responded to the accident, a vehicle was on fire with the driver still inside. THP confirms at least one person was killed.
The vehicle fire has spread to the grass around the interstate, so the interstate was shut down for a time, and is still partially blocked.