CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Two people have been sent to the hospital after an 18-wheeler went off the road, rolled and slammed into a vacant building in Montgomery County.
The incident happened near the intersection of Tennessee State Route 48 and State Route 149 Tuesday just before 2 p.m. The truck hit a former Dollar General that has been vacant since 2012.
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the tractor trailer was hauling concrete culverts as it traveled eastbound on SR 149. Witnesses said the driver was blowing the horn and attempting to pass vehicles.
The driver was identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Clenin from New Mexico.
The rig drove into the intersection with SR 48 where it T-boned a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 21-year-old Dale Harrell from Montgomery County.
The semi then turned left into the parking lot, rolled onto its' side and landed in the front of the abandoned building.
Both Clenin and Harrell were injured and transported to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville. Their conditions were unknown.
Investigators were working to determine exactly what happened.
Officers from several agencies responded to the scene, including the Montgomery County EMA, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Fuel was leaking from the truck’s tanks. Crews were working to contain and clean the leak.