Truck Driver Tragically Dies in Franklin Crash, Interstate 65 Shut Down for Several Hours
FRANKLIN, TN – According to an online news report at tennessean.com, the driver of a tractor-trailer sustained fatal injuries in an accident on Interstate 65, which caused the shut-down of the roadway for several hours.*
A 25-year-old man, from Florida, was in serious condition at a local hospital following a multi-vehicle accident in Williamson County, Tennessee. The truck was hauling a flatbed trailer that was loaded with a large block of metal weighing about ten tons and several steel rings. The accident occurred in the early afternoon hours close to the 65th-mile marker.
The tractor-trailer was headed southbound where it hit into a support column of a roadside overpass before the trucker lost control of his vehicle. At this time, the truck became engulfed in flames, per the Franklin Police Department.
Another vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche that was operated by a 67-year-old man from Thompsons Station, Tennessee, was hit by a portion of the truck’s cargo. He luckily did not sustain any injuries in the crash. A third vehicle, a 2005 Honda driven by a nineteen-year-old boy, was hit by debris from the accident. He did not sustain any injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected as being factors in the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
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