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I-24 West reopens near Pleasant View after deadly crash

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 17:49:03-05

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (WTVF) — A portion of Interstate 24 West has reopened near Pleasant View following a deadly crash.

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. Thursday near Maxey Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a tractor-trailer and a white pickup truck were involved in the wreck.

THP said the pickup truck hit the back of the tractor-trailer, which was stopped in the lane due to a traffic backup. The pickup truck attempted to switch lanes to avoid the crash but was unsuccessful.

The driver of the pickup truck, 35-year-old Christopher Akins, was killed.