THP: Man killed in crash on I-81 in Greene County


GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Authorities say one person was killed in a crash Thursday evening in Greene County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it happened around 5 p.m. on Interstate 81 north around mile marker 46.

According to THP, a tractor-trailer traveling north began to slow down and was rear-ended by a box truck.

The driver of the box truck, identified as Austin Owens, 21 of Bluff City, was fatally injured.

THP says the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

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