One killed in crash on I-65 in Williamson County

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 14:15:03-04

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person is dead after a collision Tuesday afternoon involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 65 in Williamson County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 70-year-old James Baker was driving a commercial truck in the southbound lanes when its front left tire blew out. The vehicle crossed the center median, overturned and eventually stopped in the left northbound lane.

The driver of a second vehicle crashed into Baker's truck in the southbound lanes and eventually stopped in the center median. THP said two other vehicles were hit by debris from the initial crash.

The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency Twitter account reported I-65 was closed for both directions of travel between I-840 and Saturn Parkway around 4:10 p.m. The roadway did not reopen for several hours.

Baker was killed in the crash. THP said no one else was injured.