I-40 reopens in downtown Nashville after crash involving teens in stolen car

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A single-vehicle crash closed portions of Interstate 40 in downtown Nashville Friday morning due to damage to the median.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes near the Broadway exit around 4:20 a.m.

Metro police reported three juveniles were in the vehicle when the 17-year-old driver lost control and crashed into the median.

  • I-40 juvenile crash in stolen car at Broadway
  • I-40 juvenile crash in stolen car at Broadway
  • I-40 juvenile crash in stolen car at Broadway
  • I-40 juvenile crash in stolen car at Broadway
  • I-40 juvenile crash in stolen car at Broadway

The driver was thrown from the vehicle, according to Metro police. All three victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was stolen from a gas station in North Nashville at least two hours before the crash, according to Metro police.

Investigators told News 2 the vehicle was likely left running at the gas station.

The crash has cleared from the westbound lanes. Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are still in the eastbound lanes repairing damage to the median.

Traffic on I-40 from the South Loop was temporarily diverted onto I-65 South.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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