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One person dead, several others injured in 5-vehicle crash on I-40 E near Kodak, Sevierville police says

Crews responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 40 near the Kodak exit 407 Saturday evening.
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 7:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2020 at 8:12 AM EDT
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KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) - All Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near exit 407 remain closed as crews respond to a multiple vehicle crash Saturday evening.

According to City of Sevierville Public Information Officer Bob Stahlke, one person is dead and several others are injured following the crash. Stahlke says five vehicles were involved in the crash, where one driver traveling westbound crossed the median into eastbound traffic.

Stahlke says is anyone has concerns about family traveling in the area, to contact UT Medical Center.

The Sevier County medical examiner was called to the scene Saturday evening, following a multi-vehicle crash around 6:41 p.m.

TDOT Spokesperson Mark Nagi tweeted Saturday saying he expects the closure from the wreck to be long term. He added that multiple medical helicopters were in route.

According to the TDOT Smartway maps, the wreck is estimated to be cleared by 9:45 p.m.

This is a developing story.

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