1 killed after car rear-ends semi on I-24

Posted at 5:53 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:23:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say one person was killed after a car crashed into the back of a tractor trailer on Interstate 24.

The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. in eastbound lanes near Haywood Lane. Metro police say the driver crashed into the back of the truck, causing the semi to drag the car for about 1/4 mile.

Metro police identified the person killed as 27-year-old Jeremias Navarrete, of Bell Road. They said he was driving his 2017 Honda Accord eastbound when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt. Police believe alcohol was involved in the crash and will be conducting a toxicology test to determine if Navarrete was under the influence when he crashed.

The crash caused traffic delays throughout the morning but has since cleared.