A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is posted Monday - Wednesday due to significant rainfall amounts expected to accumulate. We expect 2-4 inches of rain that could lead to some localized flooding in areas prone to flooding. This event will also create a slow commute to and from work Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Wednesday morning.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Sweetwater man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning at about 3 a.m. on I-75 near mile marker 75.
39-year-old Gregory Collette was traveling southbound in his 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when he veered toward the left side of the roadway and into the median. He struck a guardrail, causing the vehicle to flip on its side. It slid on its side into a bridge embankment where it came to a rest.
The reporting officer indicated he thought drinking may have been involved.
Gregory was wearing a seatbelt.
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