Williamson County chase ends on I-840 at Rutherford Co., Wilson Co. line

The driver was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital for a self-inflicted wound.
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 5:50 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 6:40 AM CDT
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) - A chase that began in Williamson County ended on Interstate 840 East at the Rutherford County and Wilson County line, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

According to THP, around 4:45 p.m. they noticed that the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department was in pursuit and was requesting assistance.

About 10 minutes later, the pursuit ended at the Wilson County and Rutherford County line at Mile Marker 58.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Interstate 840 was closed near Sulphur Springs Road toward Lebanon, due to a medical emergency.

Over an hour later, the driver of a semi-truck failed to notice the stopped vehicles on the roadway and slammed into two vehicles before striking a rail and settling in the grassy median.

Troopers said the interstate lane closure involved a pursuit, spike strips, and a request for an emergency helicopter, which was later called off.

The Williamson County Sheriff said that the person they were chasing had some arrest warrants and didn’t stop for Williamson County deputies.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital for treatment of a self-inflicted wound, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.