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1 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-24 East

Posted at 5:31 AM, Mar 02, 2016

One person has died in a wrong-way crash along eastbound Interstate 24 in Montgomery County.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday at exit 4 in Clarksville.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said prior to the crash, witnesses reported seeing a driver traveling around 100 mph on Interstate 24 East.

At some point, the driver turned the car around on the interstate, and collided with a tractor trailer before bursting into flames. 

The person was killed in the crash. The victim's identity had not been released.   

Eastbound lanes from exit 4 to exit 8 were shut down while crews worked to clear the scene. Lanes reopened around 5:45 a.m. 

No further details were available.