Deadly crash shuts down portion of I-40 West in Nashville

Cameras captured a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the interstate.
Cameras captured a jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-40 West.
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 3:51 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 8:52 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A tractor-trailer and another vehicle were involved in a fatal crash early Tuesday morning, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The crash occurred on I-40 West at Hermitage Avenue just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Metro Nashville Police. A man driving a white four-door sedan crashed into the semi and was lodged underneath the trailer. Police later said the vehicle was stolen and the driver was speeding.

MNPD confirmed the man died in the crash.

All westbound lanes were closed for the investigation and to allow crews to clear the wreckage. The interstate reopened just before 5:30 a.m.