One person dead after crash on I-81 in Greene Co. Saturday morning
One person is dead after a crash on I-81 in Greene County Saturday morning.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, the crash happened near mile marker 23 on I-81 just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Officials said two vehicles were involved in the crash.
So far THP is reporting that one of the contributing factors of the wreck was heavy traffic from an earlier tractor-trailer fire just a few exits away.
The tractor-trailer fire happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday and caused traffic to be backed up for hours.
We were told by THP the driver of the tractor-trailer, which was carrying boxes of clothing is okay.
THP officials said while traffic is moving again along I-81 near exit 23, they are still investigating the fatal wreck.
Hamblen County 911 dispatchers say crews responded to a semi fire at 5:31 a.m. Saturday.
The incident occurred at Interstate 81 South near mile marker 19.
No other details have been released.