Fatal 5:00AM Crash On I-840 Thursday

May 12, 2022 at 09:48 am by WGNS


(MURFREESBORO)  You started hearing about this morning drive-time fatal crash in WGNS' morning traffic reports as the sun was rising. The multi-vehicle accident happend around 5:00 o'clock Thursday morning (5/12/2022) on I-840 in the eastbound lanes (toward Lebanon). This is near where W. Jefferson Pike crosses the interstate. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report shows that 21-year old Francisco Mendez of Antioch died at the scene.

Trooper note that he was traveling westbound (toward Franklin) in a 2019 Nissan Altima. Mendez crossed the grassy median, overturned and the vehicle stopped in the eastbound lanes of I-840. That's when a 2016 Chevy Cruz slammed into the Nissan. 

Troopers said that the driver of the Chevy Cruz received minor injuries and RCEMS took him to the ER. 

Traffic was detoured off sections of I-840 for much of the morning while the THP gathered evidence. 

NewsRadio WGNS will keep you informed.