Nashville man killed in crash on I-24 in Antioch

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(Courtesy: Tennessee Department of Transportation)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 24 in Antioch Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Haywood Lane exit.

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(Courtesy: Tennessee Department of Transportation)

Metro police say 29-year-old Davis Avent, of Nashville, died in the crash. According to a release, Avent was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima east on I-24 when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete retaining wall.

After hitting the wall, his vehicle re-entered the eastbound lanes and was struck by a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck. Police say there was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement in the crash. At this time, driving too fast for the road conditions seems to be the preliminary contributing factor in the crash.

The roadway fully reopened around 9:15 a.m. Vehicles were stopped at the crash site for hours before they were allowed to turn around and drive west in the eastbound lanes to the previous exit.

No additional information was immediately released.

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