CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people died Friday in a horrific crash on Interstate 40 in Crossville.
The crash happened just before 2 p.m. near mile marker 320 near Genesis Road.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told News 2 a semi travelling east somehow left the road and crashed into the median.
The semi then went into westbound lanes and collided with another tractor-trailer hauling automobiles as well as another car.
The drivers of all three vehicles—both semis and the car—were killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi who initially crossed the median was identified as 44-year-old Erik New of Tullahoma, Tennessee.
The victim driving the semi hauling automobiles was identified as Noel Feliciano, 60, of Winchester, Virginia.
The driver who was killed in the car was identified as 50-year-old Nancy Tooley of Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
The THP said Tooley’s passenger inside the car, identified as Jack Tooley, 66, was injured and flown to UT Medical Center for treatment, where he was listed in serious condition Saturday.
The westbound lanes and all but one of the eastbound lanes on I-40 were closed for hours. They reopened around 10 p.m.