3 killed in crash on I-40 East in Benton County

(Courtesy: iReport2)

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 40 East in Benton County Thursday night.

It happened at 6 p.m. at mile marker 129, which is between the Benton and Decatur County line.

No details were immediately released about a cause for the wreck, but News 2 has confirmed that three people died.

A viewer called and said traffic was backed up for 10 miles after the crash.

The roadway reopened around 11 p.m.