Motorcyclist involved in I-40 crash expected to be OK

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A motorcycle who was involved in an accident with a semi-truck on Interstate 40 West near Watt Road has been transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries Thursday.

The accident occurred at 11:18 a.m. Initial reports said the motorcyclist was trapped underneath the semi-truck.

The accident caused major traffic delays along that portion of the interstate and on roads in the area. Continued traffic has slowed interstate travel, so taking alternate routes are encouraged.

This is a developing story. There will be more details to come as they are made available to WVLT.