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One Person Killed In Interstate Accident In Smith County

One Person Killed In Interstate Accident In Smith County

CREATED Jun 6, 2014
Cookeville, Tenn. – One person was killed and three others injured in an accident on Interstate 40 Friday morning. It happened in the eastbound lanes in Smith county near mile marker 257.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the driver of a 2006 Kia was following too close when it hit a 2000 GMC in the rear causing it to flip.

The driver of the GMC was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

The three people in the Kia were injured. The driver of that car was cited for following too closely.

The accident shutdown the eastbound lanes of I-40 for several hours Friday morning.