1 Killed In Rutherford County Crash Involving Motorcycle, Trucks

Posted: 4:32 PM, Apr 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-12 19:25:46Z

A crash on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County killed at least one person.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes near Epps Mill Road. It involved a motorcycle, a straight truck, and a pickup truck.

According to reports, the motorcyclist, identified as 55-year-old Steven Cluett, of Franklin, was killed in the crash.

Neither the driver of the straight truck, identified as 39-year-old Billy Jack Moon, of Elberton, Georgia, or the driver of the pickup truck, 57-year-old James D. Lawrence Jr., of Eagleville, were injured in the crash.

The roadway was closed to westbound drivers for a couple hours. Traffic was diverted to alternate routes along Buchanan Road and onto Manchester Highway. Eastbound traffic experienced rubbernecking delays.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said the investigation into the cause of the crash remained ongoing. The road reopened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.