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One Killed, Three Injured In Wrong Way Crash On I-40E

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Louisiana man was killed and three others were injured in a fatal wrong way crash that blocked the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in downtown Nashville for hours on Friday morning.

24-year-old Christopher Silvio was killed in the 3:20 a.m. crash near mile marker 208, just past the I-65 split on the west side of downtown.

He was driving a Hyundai Accent when a Jeep Wrangler, believe to have gotten on the Charlotte Avenue on-ramp- collided with his vehicle head-on. Police said the Jeep's headlights were apparently not on at the time of the crash. 

Silvio died at the scene. His girlfriend, 19-year-old Danielle Bledsoe was critically injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver of the Jeep, identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Faulkenberry, and his passenger, 32-year-old Robert Faulkenberry, both of South Carolina, were also critically injured and taken to Vanderbilt.

Police said there was no evidence at the scene to indicate impairment on the part of either driver.

Officers initially said there were no witnesses that stopped after the crash, but were later contacted by one that said the Jeep Wrangler had been driving the wrong way on the interstate just before the crash.

Charges were pending the completion of the investigation and a review by the District Attorney's Office.

The roadway was blocked until 7:30 a.m. while police investigated the crash.

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