published Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Woman dead in Highway 153 crash

A two-vehicle accident on Highway 153 in Hixson on Wednesday claimed the life of a 29-year-old woman.

The Chattanooga Police Department reported that a maroon Chevrolet traveling south on Highway 153 apparently started to skid into the northbound lanes around 1:15 p.m., collided with a tractor-trailer and overturned. A release from the police department said a 35-year-old man in the Chevrolet was taken to a local hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening. A woman in the car died.

The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't injured, police said.

The release said investigators don't know why the Chevrolet skidded.

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