43-year-old man killed in crash on I-24 in Rutherford County

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 43-year-old semi-truck driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Tuesday evening.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near the Almaville Road exit around 5:30 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported Ulyses Thornton, of Alabama, was driving the semi when it swerved into another lane and hit a Ford Mustang. The Mustang then spun out and hit a third vehicle, according to the THP.

The semi then left the roadway, hit an embankment and overturned, according to the THP crash report.

Thornton was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mustang was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The occupants of the third vehicle were not injured in the crash.

No additional information was released.

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