NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The northbound lanes of Interstate 65 have reopened following two crashes, one including a diesel fuel spill.
The first crash happened around 12:15 p.m. at mile marker 89, just south of Dickerson Pike. Officials said a white Tahoe SUV hit a TDOT help truck that was stopped to help a person out of gas on the shoulder of the interstate.
The driver of TDOT truck was not hurt, but the three people inside the Tahoe were injured. All three were transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center; one with life threatening injuries. Police said the person in the vehicle that the TDOT truck had stopped to assist was not injured in the crash.
The second crash happened just after 1 p.m. near the West Trinity Lane exit. According to witnesses a car ran the red light at the intersection and t-boned a FedEx truck. The impact of the crash caused the FedEx truck to leak fuel onto the roadway. The exit at West Trinity Lane was shut down for nearly an hour while the spill was contained by hazmat teams.