At least one dead in crash on I-40 westbound near Spence Lane

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Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on I-40 westbound near Spence Lane on Thursday afternoon. (TDOT SmartWay)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Fatal team is responding to the scene of a deadly crash on Interstate 40 westbound at the Spence Lane exit around mile marker 213.

Metro Police is now diverting traffic off of I-40 westbound onto Briley Parkway while they investigate. It is unclear at this time how many people were involved in the crash, but at least one person is dead. The crash involved some type of commercial work truck, according to investigators.


TDOT SmartWay Real-Time Map


TDOT SmartWay reports the accident occurred around 3:42 p.m. and is not expected to be clear until at least 8 p.m. Westbound traffic was barely moving in the area, down to two lanes at the I-40/I-24 split until Metro Police started diverting traffic.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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