24 December 2020 | The Chattanoogan reported the tragic news that 18-year-old Southern Adventist University freshman, Zachary Matias Negron, was killed in a car accident on I-75 on Thursday evening, December 17.

Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to the accident at 1130 Interstate 75 North at 9:39 p.m.

“Police said a BMW Z4 was traveling north on I-75 when it struck the rear of a Freightliner tractor trailer and became wedged under the trailer. After being struck, the truck driver pulled over and stopped on the right hand shoulder,” said the report from the Chattanoogan.

Negron was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Chattanoogan, Negron was an accounting major who was described as adventurous and very athletic.

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