Deadly crash closes I-24 westbound near New Salem Road in Murfreesboro

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A deadly crash has Interstate 24 westbound in Rutherford County shut down.

TDOT says the crash was reported at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday and happened on I-24 westbound near New Salem Road in Murfreesboro. All westbound lanes are closed while the eastbound side is affected with rubbernecking delays. As of 10:30 p.m., the scene is still active.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the crash involves two tractor trailers. The two trucks were traveling west on I-24 when one, driven by 50-year-old Brian Barcorft of Brush Creek, ran off the right side of the roadway, hitting an overhead sign.

The sign then fell into the path of another other truck, driven by 57-year-old Eric Kinman-Wygal, causing him to lose control and overturn, traveling off the right side of the road, coming to rest on its right side.

Kinman-Wygal was pronounced dead at the scene while Barcorft was not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts.

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