MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a small pickup and a propane truck. MPD Officers responded to the crash on SE Broad Street near Overlook Place around 9:52 a.m. on Friday, July 7.
According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of the pickup was driving inbound on SE Broad Street and veered into the other lane, colliding with the propane truck. The pickup driver was trapped inside. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Firefighters were able to get the man out of the vehicle, but unfortunately he died shortly arriving at the hospital. His name is not being released until next of kin has been notified.
The Freightliner truck that was hit by the small pickup was hauling 2000 gallons of propane. The Tennessee Highway Patrol inspected it to make sure there were no propane leaks. The propane was off-loaded onto another truck before it could be towed away safely. Authorities confirmed the propane truck driver was not hurt.
Police told WGNS as a result of the accident, traffic was re-routed for several hours as FACT investigators investigated the crash. The investigation continues by MPD FACT investigators.
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