5 things to know this morning

(WVLT) -- Here are the top five stories from Local 8 News to get you out the door this morning:

1. TDOT: Bridge repair complete; westbound lanes reopen

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said Thursday that, weather permitting, the weekend of April 13-15 would be the last for crews to work on weekend bridge repairs on I-40 in West Knoxville.

TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi tweeted on Sunday evening at all westbound lanes have reopened on I-40.

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2.Former Lady Vol Daedra Charles dies at 49

Daedra Charles-Furlow passed away over the weekend at the age of 49.

She played three seasons under Hall of Fame head coach Pat Summitt. The two won two national championships together. Her nickname was "Night Train" because of her size and quickness.

Charles-Furlow was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. She was the first player from the SEC to win the Wade Trophy in 1991.

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3.Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.

“Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release.

McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s health problems. She has been treated for decades for Graves’ disease, which is a thyroid condition.

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4. THP responds to SUV, train collision; man critically injured

A Clinton man is in critical condition after his car collided with a train in Anderson County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers on the scene said it happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Old Lake City Highway and Patterson Lane. Witnesses at the scene told THP the train was blowing its horn repeatedly but the man drove his white 2009 Jeep Commander over the crossing anyway, and the train hit his SUV.

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5. Navy: Training jet flew too low — for thrills — before crash

The Navy is citing pilot error for a military training jet crash in Tennessee that killed the two aboard, saying it was being flown for thrills and too low.

Navy officials say in a report the T-45C Goshawk was flying below allowable altitudes last October when it plunged into woods near Tellico Plains.

The crash killed 31-year-old instructor Lt. Patrick Ruth from Metairie, Louisiana, and 25-year-old student pilot Lt. j.g. Wallace Burch from Horn Lake, Mississippi. Both were stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi.

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