State Trooper dies in West Tenn. after crash on I-40


MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) –  A Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper has been killed in a crash on I-40 W in West Tennessee.  

The Tennessee Department of Transportation had to reroute traffic on I-40 W in Madison County. 

THP confirmed Trooper Matthew Gatti, of the Memphis district, was killed in the wreck. They said he was killed while responding to a call. 

THP released a statement and said in part: 

Our hearts are filled with much grief and sadness. The family of Trooper Gatti is in our deepest thoughts and prayers. Please keep Trooper Gatti, his family and friends in your hearts and prayers. 

THP says they are not releasing details of the crash until the investigation is completed. 

This story is developing. Stay with WATE 6 On Your Side for updates. 

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