Crash closes I-24 in Smyrna, 2 injured - WKRN News 2

Crash closes I-24 in Smyrna, 2 injured

Posted: Updated: Dec 3, 2012 12:19 PM CST
SMYRNA, Tenn. -

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision Monday morning on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.

The wreck was reported around 9 a.m. in the westbound lanes at mile marker 66 near Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a stalled Nissan Altima and Cadillac parked behind it were hit by the driver of a Dodge.

The male driver of the Cadillac was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The female driver of the Dodge was also injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured because he was out of his car, talking to the driver of the Cadillac and was able to get out of the way, according to the THP.

Westbound I-24 was shutdown for just over an hour.  Drivers were diverted around the scene.

The crash was cleared and road reopened by about 10:20 a.m.

Additional information was not released.

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