2 dead in crash involving tractor-trailer on I-40 in Dickson Co.

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DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities confirm two people are dead in a fiery crash on Interstate 40 eastbound in Dickson County.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area because of the accident involving a tractor trailer crashing head-on with a car.

According to TDOT, this was reported at mile marker 167, which is between Highway 46 and Highway 48.

Officials said it happened just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday and is not estimated to be cleared until around 3:00 p.m.

They said Eastbound traffic is impacted with the roadway closed.

Dickson County EMA set a detour while the road is closed. The detour is at Exit 148 Hwy 50 to Hwy 100 to Hwy 46 Exit 172.

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