Crashes Closes I-40 In Cheatham County

Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 17:26:13-05

A crash closed a portion of Interstate 40 in Cheatham County.

The wreck happened around 1:22 p.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 189, just past the exit for Luyben Hills Road.

A preliminary report stated a pickup truck crossed the median and hit a semi.

Details had not been released concerning any injuries that may have been involved.

Officials said the roadway was closed to eastbound traffic. Westbound drivers were experiencing rubbernecking delays.

Authorities with the Tennessee Highway Patrol estimated the roadway would be cleared by 3 p.m.