Truck driver killed in crash off of I-40 bridge

A truck driver lost his life this morning when he crashed off of an overpass in Newport, Tennessee.

Truck Driver Does Not Survive Fall Off Interstate
The crash happened just before 8 a.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a semi truck hauling auto glass was traveling east on I-40 at mile marker 437 when the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed off of the interstate, falling dozens of feet onto Golf Course Road below.

Posted by Cocke County Sheriff Office on Friday, February 23, 2018

Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes responded to the crash and attempted to revive the truck driver, but his efforts were unsuccessful. The truck driver died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries have been reported.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

I-40 is open but extensive cleanup of broken glass and spilled fuel is needed to clear Golf Course Road. Authorities say that the roadway sustained serious damage from the falling truck.


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