NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two people were killed in a fiery crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 24 Eastbound near Antioch Pike, according to Metro police.
TDOT reports the crash happened around 7:45 p.m. near mile marker 55 on I-24 eastbound.
According to a release from Metro Police, an unlicensed 17-year-old was trying to reenter traffic in a Mazda from the right shoulder of the interstate when the driver of an Infiniti swerved from the far right lane to the left to avoid hitting the teens car.
In doing so, the Infiniti hit an Acura. A semi-truck traveling behind that vehicle then hit the Infiniti. The Infiniti then hit a concrete wall and caught fire.
The driver of the Mazda was taken to a juvenile detention center and charged with driving without a license and not having insurance.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
The Nashville Fire Department tells News 2 a total of nine vehicles were involved in the accident and one caught fire. The two people inside the burning car died at the scene. Their identities have not been confirmed, according to Metro police.
Three other people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The interstate was closed but re-opened overnight.