I-24 West reopens after rollover crash leaks fuel onto roadway


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 24 were closed heading into downtown Nashville Friday morning after a semi crash leaked fuel onto the roadway. 

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. at the I-40 West merge. 

Metro police reported a semi-truck entered the curve at an excessive rate of speed and rolled over. A second crash happened when a vehicle hit debris from the first crash. 

The driver of the semi suffered serious injuries in the crash while no one was injured in the second crash.  

Oil and diesel fuel spilled onto the interstate from the semi crash, according to Metro police. The roadway reopened to traffic around 8 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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