NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened following a fatal crash that happened early Sunday morning between Fesslers Lane and the I-24 junction.
Metro police say the crash happened at 1:55 a.m. and involved a Toyota Yaris and a semi-truck. The semi-truck was driving in the far right lane when it was rear-ended by the Toyota.
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The Toyota’s driver has been identified as 31-year-old Isaiah Runkle of Antioch who died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured and there was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene.
The eastbound lanes of I-40 were closed for some time following the crash and drivers were directed to use Fesslers Lane as an alternate route. The eastbound lanes have since reopened.
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