COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A portion of Interstate 40 in Putnam County was temporarily shut down on Wednesday afternoon following a deadly multi-vehicle crash.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a vehicle driving eastbound hit a cable barrier, went across the median and into oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes. The vehicle then hit two other vehicles head-on.
THP said Brenda Avery, 53, was killed in the crash and four others were hurt, including a 3-year-old. Avery was driving one of the vehicles that was hit head-on.
The crash shut down all the westbound lanes near mile marker 298, which is west of Monterey, but as of 4:50 p.m., all lanes have reopened.