Car crashes up rock wall along I-40

Car crashes up rock wall along I-40


Two lanes of Interstate 40 were blocked after a car crashed up a rock wall early Sunday morning.

The wreck was reported shortly before 3 a.m. along I-40 west at mile marker 201, near the exit for Charlotte Pike.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 an SUV was traveling slowly along I-40 west because the driver stated he or she was running out of gas. The driver of another vehicle stated he didn't see the SUV and slammed into the rear end of the SUV.

The impact of the crash caused the car to slam into and accelerate up a rock wall on the side of the Interstate.

Nashville's News 2 witnessed a woman being transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

It was not clear if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

The roadway was shut down for about 30 minutes.

No charges are pending at this time.

No further details were immediately released.

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