1 dead, charges pending for 2 after 5-vehicle crash on I-65
Pickup truck driver killed after sandwiched between tractor-trailers.
CROSS PLAINS, Tenn. (WSMV) - A 28-year-old man driving a pickup truck was killed in a five-vehicle crash involving four 18-wheelers on Tuesday afternoon.
Bryant Freedle, 28, died after a person driving an 18-wheeler drove over him and his pickup truck, The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reported. THP added that two people may be facing charges.
According to troopers, all five vehicles were driving north on Interstate 65 between Cross Plains and the Kentucky state line on Tuesday around 2 p.m.
Freedle was stopped behind two 18-wheelers when 71-year-old David Arnold, who was driving an 18-wheeler, was beginning to slow down. All of a sudden 55-year-old Davina Luckett, also driving an 18-wheeler, rear-ended Arnold.
The impact of the rear-end caused Arnold to rear-end and drive over Freedle’s pickup truck.
Freedle’s pickup truck then hit the 18-wheeler in front of him, which caused the 18-wheeler to rear-end another 18-wheeler.
In addition to Freedle’s death, Luckett was also injured. According to Smokey Barn News, Luckett was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
THP said charges against both Luckett and Arnold were pending the results of the investigation.
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