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.