Man killed in fiery crash on I-40 near downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —At least one person was killed in a fiery crash along Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville early Wednesday morning. 

The crash happened around 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 just past the I-24 split. Police said the 2013 Nissan Sentra failed to negotiate a curve

The vehicle hit a pole, flipped onto its roof and burst into flames, according to Metro police.

Metro police told News 2 the first person to respond to the crash to help was a homeless man in the area. The man crawled through a hole in a fence and kicked out a window to try and free the motorist before the flames and heat overtook the vehicle.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Luke Brockwell of Old Hickory.

The roadway reopened to traffic just after 7 a.m.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

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