SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 70-year-old dump truck driver has died following a crash in Williamson County on Tuesday evening.
The crash happened on I-65 near Spring Hill around 4 p.m.
According to THP, 70-year-old James Baker, of Nashville, was traveling southbound on I-65 when the front left tire on his Peterbilt 367 blew out.
Officials say the dump truck then crossed the center median, overturned on its right side and came to a rest in the left northbound lane.
A THP report states that Baker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased.
A Honda Civic, traveling southbound, struck the rear of Baker’s dump truck and came to a rest in the median.
Officials say debris from the tire blowout hit three other vehicles, but none of the other drivers involved were injured.
Both directions of I-65 were closed shortly after the collision, but the southbound lanes have since reopened.