Deadly crash closes I-840 West in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a man and closed part of Interstate 840 in Williamson County Friday evening.

It happened just after 5 p.m. near the Arno Road exit.

Troopers said a blue pickup was traveling eastbound on I-840 when a rear tire blew out and the driver lost control. The vehicle crossed the grass median and rolled onto its roof in the westbound lanes.

The driver died in the crash. He was identified as 64-year old Rodger Orris of Smyrna.

THP investigators say the pickup was the only vehicle involved.

All westbound lanes were closed for a few hours, while traffic was diverted to the shoulder to get around the crash site.

One eastbound lane was also closed to accommodate emergency vehicles.

All lanes opened at 8:00 p.m.