Lanes reopen after truck swerves off I-40 - WKRN News 2

Lanes reopen after truck swerves off I-40

Posted: Updated: May 2, 2013 11:52 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Interstate 40 is reopen after a semi-truck driver went off the roadway early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. along I-40 east near mile marker 212, the Fesslers Lane exit. The truck came to a rest between a guardrail and rock wall.

Police initially told Nashville's News 2 the driver possibly fell asleep at the wheel. The driver then told police he swerved to miss a bird.

Police say it's a common spot for truck drivers to swerve off the roadway. The guardrail has damage from previous truck crashes.

The blocked lanes reopened around 5:45 a.m.

No further details were immediately released.

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