CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed after a six-vehicle crash that closed a portion of Interstate 40 in Cheatham County Friday morning.
The crash was reported in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 186 around 7:45 a.m.
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Tennessee Highway Patrol reported 57-year-old Latonya Kizart was killed in the crash. In addition, the Kingston Springs Volunteer Fire Department reported multiple people were injured.
All vehicles were traveling east along I -40 East when a 2013 Lexus 350 slowed to a stop due to traffic from a previous crash, according to the THP. A 2021 Ford Econoline reportedly failed to stop and hit the Lexus from behind.
After the initial impact, the Ford continued across the median and came to a stop facing north. According to the THP crash report, the Lexus was sent forward, striking a Toyota Tacoma and a Volvo tractor-trailer. A Nissan Rouge then reportedly struck the Tacoma and the Lexus.
Kizart was a passenger in the Lexus.
The eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-40 were closed to traffic for several hours, but shortly after 11 a.m., THP announced the interstate had reopened.