Tractor-trailer crash closes northbound lanes of SR 56 in Putnam Co.

Posted at 6:38 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 10:08:50-04

SILVER POINT, Tenn. (WTVF) — Northbound lanes of SR 56 were closed in Putnam County due to a crash.

The single-vehicle crash involving a commercial tractor-trailer truck happened Monday afternoon at mile marker 273.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened when a vehicle driving in the right lane traveled off the road, continued east and hit the overpass.

The driver, identified as 52-year-old Billy Holcomb of Soddy Daisy, was killed.

Due to the crash, I-40 was down to one lane on Tuesday morning as crews were inspecting the bridge to determine any needed repairs.