Deadly Crash on Interstate 24 West
Pleasant View, TN (November 19, 2020) A section of Interstate West 24 reopened on November 19th close to Pleasant View following a deadly crash that occurred there earlier in the day. The accident occurred around 8:15 in the morning close to Maxey Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol states that the crash involved a tractor-trailer as well as a white pickup truck.
The accident occurred when a pickup truck struck the back of a tractor-trailer, which was stopped in a lane as a result of a traffic backup. The pickup driver had tried to switch lanes to avoid the collision, but was ultimately unable to avoid the accident. As a result of the collision, the driver was killed.
Rear-end crashes are the most commonly occurring type of accident and represent approximately 29 percent of all car crashes and result in both a substantial number of injuries and fatalities each year. Many of these crashes involve lead vehicles that either stopped or moving slowly shortly before the accident.
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