The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is planning to install traffic signs on two interstate highways to potentially reduce or prevent incidents of rollover accidents in the area, Fox 17 News reported on June 29.
According to TDOT, the state is reviewing the split of I-40 and I-24 to see where they can most strategically place the new signage. TDOT said that in the month of June alone, there were three rollover accidents that took place in the area. The vehicles that rolled over were all tractor trailers. TDOT personnel said that excessive load weight was a factor in all three recent rollover accidents. Metro Nashville Police Department added that excessive speed was a factor in the rollover that happened several days ago.
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A deadly truck accident left one person dead and one injured west of Cherry Street early in the morning of March 15.
Authorities said several explosions and a large fire resulted from a head-on collision between a pickup and a trailer truck around 2 a.m. According to reports, a trailer truck struck the pickup, which was going the wrong way. The pickup driver died on the spot, but the driver’s identity was not released at the time the accident was reported.
Capt. DJ Corcoran of the Knoxville Fire Department said crews took several hours to put out the fire because there were no hydrants in the area, and water had to be shuttled through tankers.
The truck driver, Scott Beaman, 41, sustained minor injuries and was brought to a hospital for treatment.