Major I-40 crash caused by medical emergency, police say

A crash closed I-40 east at Henly Street for hours Tuesday morning.(TDOT)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash on I-40 east near the Henley Street exit, said Knoxville police.

According to a media release, one driver who was traveling west had an unrelated medical emergency that caused them to swerve into the eastbound lanes.

The car collided with a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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