Highway 27 Fatal Crash


Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police investigate a fatal crash on Highway 27.
It happened around 1:50 p.m. on Highway 27 near the intersection with Highway 153.
Investigators say a vehicle traveling north on 27 crossed the median and collided with a car heading south.
The driver of the north bound vehicle died from her injuries at a local hospital.
Her passenger remains in critical condition.
The driver of the other car was not injured.

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