I-24 reopens in Rutherford County following serious truck crash - WKRN News 2

I-24 reopens in Rutherford County following serious truck crash

Posted: Updated: Oct 30, 2012 9:10 AM CDT
SMYRNA, Tenn. -

All lanes of Interstate 24 have reopened following a serious accident involving two semi-trucks early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 3:40 a.m. along I-24 East between mile marker 70 and 71 in Rutherford County.

The driver of one truck, Ernest Muthera, told Nashville's News 2 the driver of another semi-truck came out of nowhere and slammed into the back of him.

He explained that his truck caught fire immediately on impact.

He was uninjured in the crash.

Police told Nashville's News 2 the driver of the other semi-truck got out on his own, but was taken to the hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.

Eastbound traffic was diverted at Almaville Road and Nissan Drive at exit 70. Drivers were urged to take exit 70 to Murfreesboro Road. From there, drivers could take State Route 840 to get back onto I-24. 


Westbound traffic was affected with rubbernecking delays.

One lane of traffic reopened to drivers around 5:20 a.m.  The remaining lanes reopened around 7 a.m.

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