published Thursday, December 19th, 2013

UPDATE: Woman who died in I-75 accident north of Ooltewah identified

Betty Petty, 71, was killed Wednesday afternoon when her pickup traveling northbound on I-75 near Ooltewah was struck by an 18-wheeler that crossed the median into the northbound lanes as it was going south, the Chattanooga Police Department has reported.

Jesus Medina, 40, was identified by police as the driver of the 18 wheeler.

A news release said the Tennessee Highway Patrol is assisting in an investigation that is ongoing.

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