WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Interstate 840 was closed in both directions in Williamson County after a crash involving a tractor-trailer Friday morning.
The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near the Carter’s Creek Pike exit.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, the multi-vehicle crash involved a passenger vehicle, a commercial vehicle and a construction vehicle.
The driver of the tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of a Ford Escape and an empty construction vehicle, pushing it into the guardrail, which likely stopped the vehicles from falling into a ravine, according to THP.
“I had the cruise control set on the truck coming into the construction zone, hit the brakes and cruise control wouldn’t disengage,” said truck driver Bryant Crutchfield. “Trailer tire started sliding but the truck was still pulling, can’t stop the truck.”
Two occupants of the Escape were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one in the tractor-trailer was injured.
Eastbound lanes were closed for over an hour but have since reopened. Westbound lanes opened around 10:30 a.m.
Traffic was diverted at the Columbia Avenue exit.
No additional information was immediately released.