I-40 West reopens after fiery crash involving semi truck

(Courtesy: Michael Semones)

DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The westbound lanes of I-40 were closed in Dickson after a tractor-trailer overturned late Tuesday night.

The crash happened near mile marker 171 around 11:30 p.m.

Two semi truck drivers were injured in the fiery crash, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to the THP, a semi struck the rear of another, which resulted in it traveling off the roadway, turning over onto its side and bursting into flames.

The other tractor-trailer came to a stop on the shoulder of the roadway and also caught fire.

One of the trucks was carrying pharmaceuticals.

The extent of the drivers injuries was not immediately known.

The roadway reopened to traffic just after 5 a.m.