29-year-old man killed in crash on Sam Ridley Parkway

(Photo: WKRN)

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 29-year-old man was killed in a crash on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna Wednesday morning.

It happened just after 9 a.m. between Nolan Drive and the bridge over Lowry Street.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

According to police, the preliminary investigation shows that Daniel Stephens was driving a Suzuki Forenza when he crossed over from the westbound lanes of Sam Ridley Parkway and entered the eastbound lanes directly in front of a tractor-trailer.

Police have not yet determined what caused Stephens’ vehicle to enter the eastbound lanes of traffic.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sam Ridley Parkway was closed for several hours. The roadway reopened around 1 p.m.