I-24 in southern Rutherford County reopens after serious crash

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A portion of Interstate 24 was closed Monday morning due to a serious accident in southern Rutherford County.

The single vehicle crash happened in the westbound lanes of the interstate near Epps Mills Road and Highway 64 around 5 a.m.

At least one person was hurt and airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Their condition or identity has not been released.

Traffic was backed up for several miles as crews worked to clear the scene.

The roadway completely reopened to traffic just after 7 a.m.