UPDATE: 1 killed in Rutherford County I-24 crash


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UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports a 21-year-old was killed in a crash that shut down a stretch of Interstate 24 westbound Monday afternoon.

According to officials, Andreana Vega was traveling westbound on I-24 when her car ran off the right shoulder and struck a tree. Vega was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Her car rotated counter-clockwise and came to a final rest off the right shoulder in a tree line.

Vega was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and died from her injuries.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation is reporting a crash on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. 

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened near mile marker 72 around 2 p.m. They report this was a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Life flight has landed on the interstate to transport a patient.

Westbound traffic is closed between mile markers 71 and 72. TDOT reports no delays for eastbound traffic.

The roadway is expected to be cleared by 3 p.m. or as soon as the helicopter leaves.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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