Fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-40 E

Posted at 6:38 AM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 13:33:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police responded to the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle accident Sunday morning on I-40 E between the Fesslers Lane and I-24 junction.

I-40 E fatal car crash

The car crash took place around 2:00 a.m. near mile marker 212.4 on the interstate. Police say that speeding was the main cause of the collision. There was no sign of impairment from drug or alcohol use at the scene.

A semi-truck was traveling in the far right lane when it was hit from behind by a Toyota Yaris. The 31-year-old driver, Isaiah Runkle, died shortly after arriving at a hospital following the crash.

The semi-truck driver was not injured in the accident.