MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A crash involving a dump truck closed a portion of Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-24 at the Medical Center Parkway Bridge around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3.

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According to the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, the dump truck clipped the overpass, overturned and caught fire.

Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said the 2024 Kenworth T880 had its dump truck bucket in an upward position when the basket made contact with the bridge.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office reportedthe driver escaped the fire but was still injured. There is no word on the driver’s condition.

  • I-24 dump truck crash
  • I-24 dump truck crash

The roadway fully reopened to traffic around 6:30 a.m.

Engineers with the Tennessee Department of Transportation will need to evaluate the overpass to see if there is any structural damage.

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According to THP, charges are pending against the 36-year-old Tennessee man who was driving the dump truck.

No additional information was immediately released.

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