(MURFREESBORO) Shortly after 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon (6/3/2021) a fatal crash occurred in the westbound lane of I-24 (toward Nashville), between South Church Street and the New Salem Highway.
It reportedly fell in front of another tractor trailer rig that was driven by 57-year-old Eric Kinman-Wygal of Jackson, Tennessee. He hit the sign, lost control of his vehicle, overturned and slid off the westbound side of I-24.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Charlie Caplinger told NewsRadio WGNS, "Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Eric Kinman-Wygal was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the other driver was uninjured."