I-40 reopens at Wilson-Davidson County line after deadly crash

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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.

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