Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.
Around 3:05 p.m. April 22, 2016, Sergeant Kirk Mays and Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to the I-75 underpass on Hwy 1804 regarding a single vehicle wreck.
A 1999 Toyota Corolla collided with one of the I-75 bridge support beams. Wet roads likely contributed to the wreck, and speed is a potential factor.
The driver, Justice B. Upton, was transported by ambulance to Jellico Community Hospital. Upton was later transferred by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and hospital officials there say he has now been released.
Members of the South Whitley fire department responded to the scene.