I-75 reopen after accident


UPDATE, 2:52 p.m.: Only one lane is shut down on northbound I-75.

Police say Joseph Lepp, 43, of Arlington, Texas, lost control of his Freightliner semi-truck, striking another semi-truck that was being driven by Steve Uresti, 52, of San Antonio, Texas.

Lepp was taken to University Hostpial with minor injuries.

Police say both men were wearing seat belts. Alcohol or drugs were not factors, but police believe Lepp suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.: All lanes of southbound I-75 have been reopened. Two lanes are open northbound.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE, 11:53 a.m.: One lane is open southbound.

Traffic is backed up to Covington.

Motorists are urged to use the Norwood Lateral if they are headed southbound, or take I-471 if they are coming from Kentucky.


An accident has shut down Interstate 75 near the Ezzard Charles exit. Both directions are shut down.

It happened just after 11 a.m.

It appears the accident involved a semi truck and a tanker truck.

Both directions are shut down because one of the trucks is apparently leaking fuel.

Northbound traffic was being diverted back onto the Ezzard Charles entrance ramp.