published Friday, July 5th, 2013

9-year-old girl killed in early morning I-24 accident in Chattanooga

A 9-year-old girl died in an early morning accident that shut down Interstate 24 eastbound in Chattanooga for several hours this morning.

An SUV struck the barrier and overturned around 4:22 a.m., according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

There were two adults and three juveniles in the SUV, according to the release. The 9-year-old girl reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She later died from her injuries at a hospital.

All of the others are in stable condition, the release said.

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