RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Wednesday afternoon motorists ran into delays due to a Rutherford County crash that left one person dead along Interstate 24.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the crash took place at mile marker 89 on I-24 West, between Murfreesboro and the Buchanan exit.
THP said a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country was traveling west on I-24 when it rear-ended a 2023 Freightliner commercial vehicle at approximately 1:24 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.
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The Chrysler reportedly came to rest in the left median, facing northeast, while the Freightliner stopped in the travel lane.
According to officials, the passenger in the Chrysler — identified as 34-year-old Misty D. Stout of Tennessee — died as a result of the crash.
Authorities said charges against the 61-year-old Tennessee woman driving the Chrysler — who was injured in the incident — are pending the outcome of the investigation.
However, the 25-year-old driver and the 49-year-old passenger in the Freightliner, both of whom are from California, were not injured or charged in the collision, THP said.
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Everybody involved in the incident was reportedly wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) said all westbound travel lanes were closed at the scene of the crash.
Then, just before 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, THP announced the interstate had reopened at mile marker 89.
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