I-75 tractor-trailer accident slows traffic

By BRIAN GRAVES

Posted 3/8/18

A jack-knifed tractor trailer caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 to be blocked or slowed during most of Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

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I-75 tractor-trailer accident slows traffic

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A jack-knifed tractor-trailer caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 at Exit 17 to be blocked or slowed during most of Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning.

The overturned vehicle was cleared from the site by 6 this morning.

The driver, identified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as John A. Ecker, 58, from Arkansas, was driving a truck owned by James Crumley Trucking in New Tazewell.

Ecker was given a Level 3 driver inspection at the site and was placed as out of service.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s investigation remains active and charges are yet to be determined.

Ecker's condition was also not available for release at press time Thursday.

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