NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 30-year-old woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in Bellevue early Friday morning.
The crash happened in the westbound lanes around 1:30 a.m. near the Charlotte Pike exit.
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According to Metro police, Lauren Searles was killed when her Hyundai Elantra rear-ended a tractor-trailer truck parked on the side of the roadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver told officers he pulled over to the side to investigate a mechanical issue. The truck was stopped on the right shoulder just past Highway 70 South, according to Metro police.
Metro police said in a release Searles crashed into the truck “for an unknown reason.”
The roadway was partially closed in the immediate area and has since reopened.
The driver of the semi was not injured. Metro police reported there were no signs of impairment at the scene.
No additional information was immediately released.