Wet roads cause multiple wrecks - WKRN News 2

Wet roads cause multiple accidents; Truck crash, officer-involved wreck

Posted: Updated: April 19, 2013 10:25 AM
Joey Steward is charged with DUI Joey Steward is charged with DUI
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Wet roads and heavy rain caused multiple accidents in and around Nashville Friday morning including a serious truck wreck.

A wreck involving a semi-truck was reported just after 2 a.m. along Interstate 40 eastbound.

According to TDOT, a semi-truck went off an embankment on I-40 east near mile marker 211, the exit for I-24 west. The truck came to a stop on Lewis Street after rolling through a guardrail.

A Hazmat team was called to the scene as a precaution.

I-40 east was blocked for over an hour and it has since been cleared.

A second incident, involving a police officer, happened just after 2 a.m. on 17th Avenue and Charlotte Avenue.

According to officials, the officer was traveling west on Charlotte Avenue passing through a yellow blinking light when a GMC Sonoma pickup truck traveling south on 17th Avenue ran the blinking red light.

The police vehicle hit the pickup in the passenger-side door.

Neither were injured in the crash, but the officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a precaution.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The driver of the GMC, identified as Joey Steward, was arrested for DUI.

He remains jailed on a $2,000 bond.

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