1 killed, 1 injured in crash involving tractor trailer - WKRN News 2

1 killed, 1 injured in crash involving tractor trailer

Posted: Updated: Nov 14, 2012 11:36 AM CST
BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Holladay, Tennessee man was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 40 in Benton County early Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported just after 1 a.m. on I-40 West at mile marker 130.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a Saturn sedan was killed when he pulled out from the shoulder into the path of the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the big rig was unable to avoid colliding with the Saturn.

Jerry Bell, 60, was not wearing a seat belt and died on the scene.  Bell's passenger, Sharon Bell, was injured.

The 34-year-old driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

The interstate was shutdown for about an hour and a half while crews cleared the scene.

The roadway has since reopened.

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