I-65 reopens in Brentwood after semi hauling steel coils catches fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —  A large cargo fire closed a portion of Interstate 65 in the Brentwood area Wednesday morning.

It happened around 9:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes just south of the Old Hickory Boulevard exit near the Williamson-Davidson county line.

The crash involved a passenger car and commercial vehicle hauling steel coils, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A preliminary crash report said a Toyota Tacoma was merging onto I-65 south from exit 74 and struck the 2019 Peterbilt TT, which was carrying steel coil. The truck hauling steel then crashed into a concrete barrier, causing it to catch fire.

The truck fire caused damage to the asphalt on I-65 South. In the mean time, a Ford F150 traveling on I-65 North was hit with debris and called to report the crash.

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  • I-65 Brentwood steel coil fire
  • I-65 Brentwood steel coil fire
  • I-65 Brentwood steel coil fire
  • I-65 Brentwood steel coil fire
  • I-65 Brentwood steel coil fire

THP said the driver of the Toyota Tacoma claimed he lost control while coming down exit 74, causing him to strike the semi.

All southbound and two northbound lanes were closed part of the morning after Brentwood police announced public works crews were clearing debris from a “major accident.”

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported crews were working to clear 84,000 pounds of steel coils that spilled onto I-65.

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