UPDATE: I-24 crash victim identified - WSMV Channel 4

UPDATE: I-24 crash victim identified

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Police confirm one passenger died following a crash on I-24 Monday night.

The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. Monday at mile marker 175. 

There were four people in the SUV which hit a guardrail, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

Officials say one of the passengers in the vehicle, James Ledford, died from his injuries at the hospital.

The interstate was shutdown to allow officers to reconstruct the scene until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers on the scene say alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to this accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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