Tractor trailer carrying sulfuric acid crashes, closes I-24 in Robertson County

Tractor trailer accident

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Interstate 24 East in Robertson County was closed Wednesday after a tractor trailer carrying 4,800 gallons of sulfuric acid crashed.

Authorities said the accident occurred near mile marker 23 at 11 a.m., near the Cheatham County line, after the front tire of Calvin Morgan’s tractor trailer exited the roadway into the median.

Morgan overcorrected before losing control. The trailer then separated and came to a rest in the median as the tractor crossed over both lanes and crashed into several trees.

None of the sulfuric acid spilled on the roadway. Crews are bringing in another tanker to offload the sulfuric acid.

Eastbound traffic was down to one lane for most of the day, but the scene was cleared by 9:30 p.m.

Westbound traffic was not affected.

 

 

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