I-40 Deadly Crash - 6-24-19

BUCKSNORT, TN (WSMV) - A woman has died after a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 eastbound in Hickman County.

According to Bucksnort Fire and Rescue, the reported head-on crash involving a dark-colored Acura and a PRIME Inc. Transport tractor-trailer occurred around 5:15 a.m. at mile marker 155 near Bucksnort. Several agencies aided at the scene, and the interstate was shut down for several hours.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim as Rut Ester Lopez-Portillo, 30, of Antioch.

A passenger in the Acura, Dalila Lopez-Portillo, 27, of Antioch, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition.

Terran Roque, 31, of Memphis, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was uninjured.

News4 has chosen not to show up-close photos of the car, those can be found on a Facebook post here on the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

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