Man dies after crash involving tractor-trailer on I-24 in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 45-year-old man was killed when his car crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 24 in South Nashville early Thursday morning.

Metro police said the collision was reported just after midnight in the eastbound lanes of I-24 at I-440.

Officers said the driver of the tractor-trailer had slowed for construction work on the interstate, when he was struck from behind by a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta.

The driver of the Jetta, identified as James Goins, Jr., died at the scene, according to investigators.

Goins was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

All eastbound lanes of I-24 were closed around the scene for more than three hours and reopened around 3:30 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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