ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A tractor-trailer carrying mail crashed along Interstate 65 North in Robertson County Tuesday morning, leaving the semi dangling off a bridge over the Red River.
The crash happened near mile marker 116 around 5:30 a.m.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported the driver of the truck was taken to a hospital for treatment but the extent of their injuries was not immediately released.
The truck was in the right lane when it ran off the roadway into an embankment and hit several trees, according to the THP.
Investigators said the truck hit a guardrail before striking the concrete bridge. The truck traveled back into the roadway, hit another portion of the bridge and went airborne, according to the THP crash report.
The truck then fully stopped over the bridge with the cab’s nose down in the embankment.
Traffic was diverted off the interstate near mile marker 112 onto Highway 31W.
No additional information was released.