NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lanes of I-40 west were closed at Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage early Tuesday morning as crews work to clear a crash involving semi-trucks and a Metro police cruiser.
According to TDOT, a piece of construction equipment fell from the semi-truck that was hauling just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said a second semi-truck swerved and crashed as a result.
Separately, Metro said a responding police officer's vehicle was hit by a car. We are told no one was hurt.
DOUBLE SEMI CRASH: @myTDOT says one truck dropped equipment and the other swerved to avoid it, crashing into the first truck.— Rebecca Schleicher (@NC5_RSchleicher) November 16, 2021
I-40 WB near Central Pike is at a crawl with left lanes blocked!
A responding officer's car was also then hit.
Thankfully no serious injuries pic.twitter.com/p9DHivonCS
At about 4:15a.m. Tuesday, all westbound lanes of I-40 were shut down as wreckers arrived on scene. By about 4:45a.m., crews had reopened one lane of westbound traffic.
TDOT told NewsChannel 5 there was not yet an estimated clear time for the crash, so this could impact the morning commute for anyone traveling to Nashville from Hermitage or Wilson County.