Three people were injured in a crash on Interstate 75 early Sunday morning.
According to a press release from the East Ridge Fire Department, first responders were dispatched to I-75 southbound near Spring Creek Road bridge just after 1:30 a.m. When authorities arrived they encountered multiple vehicles and injuries.
Fire Chief Mike Williams said that two tractor trailers and five cars were involved in the crash. One pedestrian was struck as he exited his vehicle and was thrown over the guard rail. A total of three patients were transported to local hospitals with one in possible critical condition.
An environmental clean-up company was called in due to the amount of diesel spilled during the incident, officials said.
The southbound lanes were closed for about an hour before one lane was opened to allow traffic to flow. Tennessee Highway patrol was called to the scene to work the crash.