911 calls released from Rutherford County semi crash, chemical fire

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has obtained the 911 calls from a crash that forced temporary evacuations and caused backups on Interstate 24 for hours.

The accident happened early Wednesday morning near Epps Mill Road in Rutherford County.

Two semis collided, causing one of them to flip and spill chlorine on the road.

In the newly released 911 calls, drivers described what they saw.

“Got a trailer in the woods that’s burning up right now. Got a driver out here, he’s not hurt. He’s shaken up. And another tractor trailer, he’s in the ditch on the westbound side here, eastbound side.”

“Hey man you hurting anywhere?”

“Yeah, actually my toes. They look like a bit detached from my foot.”

Both semi drivers were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were immediately reported.

News 2 requested the accident report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, but no new details have been released at this time.