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Woman dies in rear-end crash on I-40 in Bellevue

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 5:30 AM CDT
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BELLEVUE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman has died in a crash on I-40 West in Bellevue on Friday morning.

According to police, 30-year-old Lauren Searles was driving Hyundai Elantra westbound on I-40 when she slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder just passed Hwy 70 in Bellevue. Searles was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash. Police found no signs of impairment at the scene.

The westbound entry ramp onto I-40 from Hwy 70 was closed for most of the morning as police investigated the incident and crews cleared the wreckage.

Scene of a deadly crash on I-40.
Scene of a deadly crash on I-40.(WSMV)

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