1 hurt in crash with semi on I-24 West in Smyrna

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – At least one person was hurt in a crash on Interstate 24 West in Smyrna late Monday morning.

It happened near Sam Ridley Parkway around 10:30 a.m. when a van somehow became trapped underneath a semi.

(Photo: WKRN)

At least one person was critically injured, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. LifeFlight responded to the scene.

Both directions of the interstate were initially closed to motorists.  Eastbound lanes reopened around 11:40 a.m. and two westbound lanes opened around 12: 40 p.m. The scene is not expected to be fully cleared until at least 5 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing. Further details have yet to be released.

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