WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers are currently investigating a deadly crash along Interstate 840 in Wilson County.
Officials said the multi-vehicle collision took place at mile marker 69 on I-840 West shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.
THP reported a 2007 Jeep Laredo was heading eastbound on I-840 when it crossed the median and hit a westbound 2002 Chevy Suburban head-on.
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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the westbound left lane and left shoulder were blocked at the crash site as of 1:15 p.m., with the SmartWay online traffic map showing significant delays along I-840 West near Gladeville.
However, by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the scene of the wreck had been cleared and traffic had returned to a normal flow, the SmartWay map showed.
On Friday, Sept. 15, THP identified the two people who died in the crash as 52-year-old Kenya Moore of Tennessee, who was a passenger in the Jeep, and 75-year-old David Daugherty of Florida, who was driving the Chevy.
Everyone involved in the collision was reportedly wearing a seatbelt at the time.
According to authorities, charges are pending against the 75-year-old Tennessean driving the Jeep, who was injured in the crash. However, there is no word on the nature of the charges or his injuries.
No additional details have been released about this incident.
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