Person killed in I-40 crash early Sunday morning identified

Posted at 10:04 PM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 23:07:58-04

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the person killed in a wreck on I-40 near mile marker 190 early Sunday morning as Monica Contreras.

According to THP the crash happened when a Ford F150 pickup truck hauling a trailer was disabled and blocked the interstate.

Contreras was in a Ford box truck driven by Diamante Gomez. Gomez tried to avoid the disabled F150 and ended up turning sideways in the interstate. A tanker truck then hit them in the side causing them to roll.

Gomez was also injured in the crash.

We will update this story once we have more information.