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One Killed In Crash In Rutherford County

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One person was killed in a crash in Rutherford County after snow blanketed roadways on Saturday morning.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said a GMC truck had slowed down for a crash on Interstate 24 westbound at the 81 mile marker around 8:30 a.m. when a FedEx truck behind the vehicle could not stop in time, and rear-ended the truck.

The driver of the FedEx truck, 41-year-old Bryan Delk, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup was not injured.

Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Deanna Lambert said crews were out salting the roadways throughout the morning, but the snow fell quicker than anyone expected. Drivers were urged to only travel if they have to be somewhere, and asked to use caution especially on bridges and overpasses which freeze over sooner.

Heavily trafficked interstates and roadways have cleared, but there were still slick spots in some areas.

To see the latest crash reports, go to TDOT Smartway.

The roadways cleared by the afternoon.

In Nashville, Metro Nashville Police have worked at least 12 wrecks so far, including a multiple vehicle wreck that blocked the right lanes of Interstate 24 eastbound at mile marker 55.

Lambert said TDOT having trouble getting around traffic, and said there were crashes reported along SR 840 in Williamson and Bedford Counties. She added that there were slick spots reported along the interstates in Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys counties.

Franklin Police advised drivers that roads were hazardous due to ice and snow. They worked 38 crashes throughout the morning.

There were multiple crashes reported along Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. La Vergne police have asked drivers to stay off roads, if possible, because driving conditions were hazardous. Several crashes have been reported.

Dickson Police said they have worked at least 11 wrecks. Highway 96 at Spencer Mill Road is closed by a crash as well.

Up to an inch of snow fell quickly in some areas around 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Many college campuses have canceled classes, and several events have been called off as well.

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