Cow causes deadly I-40 crash, 4 killed - WKRN News 2

Cow causes deadly I-40 crash, 4 killed

Posted: Updated: July 25, 2013 7:16 AM CDT

Four people were killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in Henderson County late Tuesday night, and officials say a cow is to blame.

The accident took place at mile marker 109 near Wildersville, and involved three vehicles.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a semi-truck traveling eastbound struck a cow in the roadway, causing the driver to lose control, overturn in the median and slide into the westbound lanes.

There, the semi collided with another big rig and an SUV.

The driver of the first semi-truck, Rodney Price, 49, of North Carolina, and his passenger, Brian Lederer, 45, of Virginia, died, as did the driver of the SUV, Deborah Whitelow, 41, of Ripley, and her passenger, 22-year-old Trarell Robinson, also of Ripley.

The driver of the second semi-truck was not injured.

I-40 West was closed for several hours following the wreck.

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