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Crash alert: 1 killed when truck hauling cattle collides with vehicle in Rutherford County

by Ponce Law | October 12th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – A tractor-trailer hauling cattle was involved in a fatal crash in Rutherford County Friday night.

News Channel 5 reports the incident happened on Interstate 24 west between I-840 and Almaville Road at about 5:50 p.m.

The tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle at the 72 mile marker, killing one person. It was not yet clear whether the victim was in the truck or the other vehicle.  The accident led to a fire that was extinguished by Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to the scene had to corral the cattle onto a field. All lanes of I-24 west were shut down in the area while crews responded but reopened later in the evening.

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