RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — At least one person was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 840 in Rutherford County Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 5 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 62. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Francisco Mendez, 21, of Antioch, was driving a 2019 Nissan Altima in the westbound lanes of the interstate when he crossed the median, overturned, and came to a rest in the eastbound lanes. THP said a 2016 Chevy Cruz then struck the Altima.
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Mendez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said the driver of the Chevy Cruz sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The roadway was closed to traffic for several hours, but all lanes have since reopened.
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