2 Dead In Crash On I-24

Posted at 3:42 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 07:17:27-05

The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated a deadly crash on Interstate 24 on the Cheatham County/Robertson County line.

The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday on I-24 eastbound at mile marker 24 in Pleasant View.

According to investigators, the vehicles involved were a commercial semi-truck and a passenger car. THP officials said two people died in the passenger vehicle that was involved.

Reports stated the passenger vehicle was stopped in the eastbound lane of travel facing south. The semi-truck was traveling east in that lane and hit the passenger vehicle.

Two 25-year-olds in the car, identified as Samuel Acevedo Hernandez and Justin M. Anderson, both of Oak Grove, Kentucky, were killed in the crash.

The driver of the semi, identified as 59-year-old Michael Settle, of Sevierville, was not injured.

Settle was issued a citation for two inspection violations involving his log book. No criminal charges were issued.

Authorities have not released why the vehicle was stopped in the lane.

THP's Critical Response Team was dispatched to the scene to help with the investigation.

The right lane of I-24 eastbound was closed for the investigation. The crash scene was cleared just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.