NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An 18-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 at the Davidson-Wilson County line Friday morning.
The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 223.
The interstate was closed in both directions while investigators processed the scene.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation initially reported the crash as a cargo fire.
According to a crash report released Friday afternoon by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 18-year-old William Smallwood was driving a car eastbound on the interstate, when he crashed into a concrete barrier. The vehicle traveled across four lanes, left the road and went airborne, causing Smallwood to be ejected.
Smallwood, a Lebanon man, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation.