Interstate back open after closed for car fire, crash in Knox Co.

I-640 East was closed Thursday afternoon after a car fire and crash near Washington Pike.
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:51 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Multiple crews were responding to a multi-vehicle crash on I-640 East Thursday evening.

Tennessee Department of Transportation Spokesman Mark Nagi said the crash involved an overturned tractor-trailer and a car on fire.

According to officials with the Knoxville Fire Department, the eastbound lanes were closed near Washington Pike.

No one was taken to the hospital as of 5:30 p.m., according to KFD Asst. Chief Mark Wilbanks.

Wilbanks said they expected the road to be closed for a while as they were waiting for a wrecker to clear the car from the road and then handle the tractor-trailer.

The road reopened late Thursday evening.