Woman, 29, Killed In Accident On Highway 153 Near Walmart Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
- photo by Charity Hammett

One person was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Highway 153 in front of the Hixson Walmart.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a traffic crash at 5764 Highway 153. Investigators found that a tractor-trailer was northbound on Highway 153 and a maroon Chevy was southbound.  

It appears that the Chevy started to skid sideways into the northbound lane and was struck by the tractor-trailer, causing the Chevy to overturn. It is unknown at this time what caused the Chevy to skid sideways. 

A 35-year-old man in the Chevy was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, while a 29-year-old woman was killed as a result of the crash.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.  

The investigation is ongoing.

Lanes were not reopened until late afternoon.

- Photo2 by Charity Hammett

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