FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A crash and fire involving a tractor-trailer shut down the southbound lanes of I-65 at Murfreesboro Road for several hours early Thursday.
According to police, just before 12:30 this afternoon, they responded to reports of a semi that had crashed and caught fire.
Police said the semi was pulling a lightly-loaded flatbed going south before it hit a roadside overpass support column before losing control and bursting into flames. The driver was able to escape, but was seriously injured.
He was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is receiving treatment.
Officers said a second car was struck by the trailer during the crash, but no one else was injured.
Currently, three lanes have been reopened on I-65 S as the cleanup continues.
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