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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Semi wrecks on I-24, traffic down to one lane

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 9 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer truck just before 4 Wednesday morning.

According to Shift Commander Tim Swann, and Averitt Express truck carrying auto manufacturing parts hit the wall between I-24 and the Exit 76 (Medical Center Parkway) off ramp.

The driver was transported via ambulance to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Concrete debris from the wall is spread across I-24.

West bound traffic on I-24 has been reduced to one lane. Rutherford County EMA was notified and City Environmental Engineer Sam Huddleston is en route.

An environmental clean up company has been requested to clean up the scene and mitigate any fuel spillage.

"The lane closures can be expected at least for another two hours," Swann said.

The cause of the accident is unknown. All inquiries regarding the accident should be made to the Tennessee Highway Patrol office.

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