Deadly Semi-Truck Crash Shuts Down Highway in Pulaski, Tennessee


February 09, 2019

PULASKI, TN. – As reported in an online news story at columbiadailyherald.com, a semi-truck crash shut down a highway in Pulaski, Tennessee. One person died in the collision, and officials have not yet identified this person. The cause of the accident has not been reported.* 

At about 7:30 a.m. on February 4, a semi-truck was traveling down Columbia Highway in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. In the area near Old Campbellsville Road, the semi-truck somehow crashed. It is not clear if any other vehicles were involved in the collision or if this was a single-vehicle wreck. 

No information has been reported about what caused the crash or the circumstances surrounding the crash. Authorities have not identified any contributing factors in the crash and have not said whether the semi-truck driver was at fault. It is not clear if the semi-truck driver was employed by a trucking company at the time. 

Officials reported that one person died in the crash. They did not say whether the victim was the semi-truck driver or someone else. Reports did not list the victim’s name, age, or city of residence. 

After the accident, traffic on Columbia Highway was shut down in both directions. This allowed emergency responders to clear the scene and investigators to gather evidence. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that the highway would probably not reopen until around noon that day, more than four hours after the accident took place. 

The accident investigation is ongoing by Tennessee authorities, and they have not yet reported further information to the media. 

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Source:https://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20190204/thp-1-killed-in-crash-on-columbia-highway-in-giles-county

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