Two Tractor-trailers Crash On I65 SOUTH In Cross Plains: Two Hospitalized One Critical
CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) Two semi trucks collided on I-65 South at the 110 mile marker after 11pm Monday evening. (Location of wreck) Officials are calling it a Rear end type collision. Both drivers were transported with injuries.
According to Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson, one of the drivers was in critical condition but should survive. “He was conscious and lucid at the scene.” Jackson said. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medial Center in Nashville.
The driver of the second semi was also grounded in stable condition. Though Lifeflight did land at the scene, both drivers wee transported via ground.
Early reports indicate that one of the trucks was hauling ham hocks and turkey legs and the other truck was hauling mail.
One lane of I65 South is open and moving slowly but it will likely take crews 3-4 hours to completely clear the scene. Expect both lanes to intermittently close as they remove the rigs. One of the rigs will likely have to be off loaded manually.
UPDATE: Crews took a break from the clean up this morning to allow both lanes of I-65 South to operate during rush-hour but plan to resume around 9:00 a.m., according to Assistant E.M.A. Director Kenny Hardaway.
Cross Plains Fire, Orlinda Fire, Robertson County EMS, EMA, the THP and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
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