Update: 2 Killed in Loudon I-75 Crash

UPDATE: THP says two people were killed in the crash, 33-year-old Lauryn Thomas and five-year-old Maya Thomas.

They were both passengers in the vehicle.

The driver, 33-year-old Carroll Cooper was treated and released for her injuries.

According to investigators, a tractor trailer merged into the left lane, causing Cooper to lose control and run off the roadway.

THP says no one involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.

Loudon County (WVLT) – A fatal crash in Loudon County blocked traffic on Interstate 75 in Loudon County for several hours earlier tonight.

Troopers on the scene say it appears the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover, at Exit 76 in Loudon County, the Sugar Limb Road exit.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at least one person is dead in the wreck.

LifeStar transported two people, including an infant to UT Medical Center.

Troopers say they don't believe the passengers were wearing their seatbelts.

Troopers on the scene are allowing traffic to pass along the shoulder at a snail's pace, but say they will again shut down the interstate when the Accident Reconstruction Team arrives.

THP says I-75 Northbound may be close until as late as 6:30 p.m.

Officials are not releasing the names or conditions of the people transported to the hospital.

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