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I-24 West reopens near I-40 after semi overturns, spills fuel

Posted: 5:32 AM, Jan 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-24 10:17:20-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A portion of Interstate 24 West has reopened after a tractor trailer overturned and spilled fuel.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. Friday near the I-40 split, just past the Murfreesboro Pike ramp.

Metro Nashville police said a semi overturned in the curve, spilling debris on the roadway. Speed was a factor in the crash.

A second wreck happened when another car collided with the debris in the road.

The roadway was closed for hours but finally reopened around 8 a.m.