A wreck on I-40 West bound occurred just after 2:00 a.m. involving an eighteen wheeler (Avritt trucking) and a passenger vehicle. The Knoxville Fire Department arrived to find the two vehicles fully involved with flames. The driver of the semi was transported to Physician’s Hospital (Old St. Mary’s) while the body of the person in the smaller vehicle remains in the wreckage at this time. I-40 W remains blocked, and will more than likely stay that way during the early morning rush. Avritt Trucking reported nothing toxic aboard the trailer.


Captain D.J. Corcoran
Knoxville F.D.