Initial reports say that a semi truck without a trailer crossed the median and struck a truck in the westbound side head on at around 1:30 PM central time. The two truck cabs were totally destroyed and numerous cars that were on the trailer were thrown into the side of the exit. Billows of black smoke came from the fuel tanks on the two cabs that caught fire. Three fatalities were reported in the accident.
Traffic through Crossville was becoming very heavy as I-40 traffic was getting off at Peavine Road and going through town.
All photos (c) 2016 by Jim Young Reporter.
Accident site from the bridge at Cook Rd.
Lifestar coming in for a landing
Lifestar waiting to load.
Part of the truck in the initial accident
Destroyed truck cab left of center.