Police identify 6 killed in wreck outside Chattanooga

This photo provided by the Chattanooga Police Department shows police and emergency workers at the scene of a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 near Ooltewah, Tenn, a suburb of Chattanooga. Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in the wreck. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Chattanooga Police Department shows police and emergency workers at the scene of a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 near Ooltewah, Tenn, a suburb of Chattanooga. Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in the wreck. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Police have released identities of the six people killed in a crash in southern Tennessee.

Chattanooga police said the crash happened Thursday evening when a semi-truck hit eight other vehicles that were stopped due to construction.

Police said four of the victims were in one vehicle: 31-year-old Tiffany Watts and 50-year-old Sandra Anderson, both of Tennessee; along with two children, ages 10 or 11 and 8, both from California.

Another victim, 37-year-old Brian Gallaher of Tennessee, was in a different vehicle. The last victim was 36-year-old Jason Ramos, in yet another vehicle. Police listed Ramos as being from Georgia and Ohio.

Police said six other people received injuries that weren’t life-threatening, and six more were uninjured.

The wreck happened on Interstate 75 northbound near the suburb of Ooltewah.

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