KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police are investigating after a Thursday night crash along Interstate 40 at Strawberry Plains Pike resulted in the death of one man. Investigators are also seeking the driver of a white van believed to have been involved in a previous crash that left the deceased man’s vehicle disabled just before it was hit by a tractor-trailer.

KPD says its crash reconstruction investigators are trying to make contact with the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that preceded the fatal crash.

Investigators believe that minutes before the fatal crash, the man’s minivan was involved in a crash with a white van and rendered his vehicle disabled in the center lane of I-40 West. The crash reportedly happened just minutes before the fatal crash, which was reported at around 9:45 p.m. Investigators are asking for the driver of the white van that was involved in a crash with a light blue minivan on I-40 West near Strawberry Plains Pike. 

According to the Knoxville Police Department, its crash reconstructionists are investigating the fatal incident, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. KPD officers responded to a report of a fatal crash on I-40 West at Strawberry Plains Pike and the preliminary investigation shows that a minivan was stopped in the center lane of travel of I-40 West, possibly after being involved in a previous crash, when it was struck by a tractor-trailer.

KPD says the impact caused both the minivan and the tractor-trailer to travel into the center median. The driver of the minivan, an adult man who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead on the scene by responding EMS personnel.

A second tractor-trailer was also struck by debris from the fatal crash. No other serious injuries were reported in the fatal crash. KPD said Friday morning the identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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