Crash on I-40W sends 3 people to hospital, shuts down westbound lanes


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Three people were taken to the hospital Wednesday night following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 that shut down the westbound lanes for a few hours.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, the crash on I-40W at Rutledge Pike resulted in three people being sent to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigations lead KPD to believe the incident was a rear-end crash.

All the westbound lanes were shut down at the crash site near mile marker 391, due to the spread of the crash, backing up night traffic for miles.

WATE 6 On Your Side will update this story when additional information is made available.

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