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Interstate 40 Accident Results in Trucker Sustaining Injuries in Camden, Tennessee

October 01, 2019

CAMDEN, TN – According to an online news report at, a semi-truck collided with another truck, which made a sound so loud that drivers thought it was an explosion.*

Per the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident occurred over the weekend where one individual sustained injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to an area hospital for treatment.  The accident occurred on Interstate 40 close to mile marker 130. One of the truck’s trailer broke into two, which was carrying cargo including mouthwash and lotion.  The truck was also carrying Epsom salt and rubbing alcohol, which as a result of the accident, spilled on the roadway. The director of the EMA noted that the smell of mouthwash was so strong for a significant distance away from the accident. “The mouthwash was very strong, it broke open several bottles of mouthwash,” said the EMA director.

There was a large mess that workers were left to clean up following the accident.  The identification of the drivers has not been released at this time.  The accident remains under investigation by the local police.   “It could have been a lot worse, I think it probably helped him by throwing him out of it, not really for sure on that, it did destroy the tractor that he was driving,” said the EMA director.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.

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