NTSB makes dozens of recommendations as a result of I 75 crash investigation

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) – The National Transportation Security Board discussed the final report Tuesday morning on the I 75 crash in Ooltewah last year.

Richard Brewer was driving the 18 wheeler that rear-ended eight cars in a construction zone at the Ooltewah exit in June of 2015.

Six people were killed and several more injured, and Brewer was charged with vehicular homicide.

The report says he didn’t respond to the slowing traffic in front of him.

The investigation focused on drug use, lack of sleep and speeding as factors in the crash.

The NTSB has issued numerous recommendations on truck drivers and work zones as a result of the Chattanooga crash.

Chairman Christoper Hart stated “As long as human beings drive trucks, they must be rested and unimpaired. The only right number of fatal highway crashes is zero. Today’s recommendations, if put into practice, will help bring us closer to this goal.”

NTSB Hearing on I 75 crash

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