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2 Hurt In 3-Vehicle Collision That Blocked Old Hickory Blvd. In Antioch

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2 Hurt In 3-Vehicle Collision That Blocked Old Hickory Blvd. In Antioch

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 6, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two people were hurt in a crash involving two overturned commercial trucks on Old Hickory Boulevard in Antioch.

The three-vehicle crash was reported around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection with Owen Drive, not far from Interstate 24. Two people were taken to the hospital.

Officials said a car headed east swerved across the traffic lane, and struck the rear axle of a westbound flat bed truck carrying chemicals such as nitrogen and propane. The collision caused the back of the flatbed truck to go into the eastbound lane and hit a tanker truck carrying 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel. The tanker went off the road, and overturned.

The flatbed truck was also on its side in the roadway.

Officials on the scene said neither truck leaked any fuel or materials, but Hazmat crews from the Nashville Fire Department were called to the scene as a precaution.

Old Hickory Boulevard remained closed until 8 p.m. while crews worked to offload the tanker's diesel fuel to another tanker. 

The female driver of the car had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the tanker truck was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Names were not immediately released.

It was unclear if any charges were filed.