One person killed in alcohol-related
crash on I-75
A 62-year-old Polk County man is dead after a two-car accident on Interstate 75 early Sunday morning.
The accident happened just before 3 a.m. near mile marker 82, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Hixson.
Hixson said 31-year-old Ruby Lloyd of Rockwood was driving north in the southbound lane when her 2005 Toyota 4Runner entered a curve and struck Roy Branum, Jr.'s 2000 Chevy Silverado head-on.
Branum was pronounced dead on the scene. Lloyd was injured in the crash, but no word is available on her condition.
Hixson said investigators believe Lloyd had been drinking and was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The accident forced troopers to block all northbound and southbound lanes of traffic until the accident could be cleared around 6:30 a.m.