Tractor-trailer driver killed in early morning wreck on I-40

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Tuesday morning when his truck struck the median along Interstate 40 and flipped.

The accident on I-40 East near Asheville Highway happened around 8:39 a.m.

The man driving the tractor-trailer died at the scene. There were no passengers in the truck and no other injuries.

The trailer also struck an overhanging interstate sign and knocked it down into another tractor-trailer heading westbound.

All lanes of I-40 were temporarily blocked until emergency responders cleared the scene. All lanes were reopened around 1 p.m.

The identity of the driver is pending notification of next of kin.


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