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Crash alert: Driver killed when pickup rear-ends semi on I-24 west

by Ponce Law | November 20th, 2020

COOPERTOWN, TN – A driver was killed when his pickup truck crashed into a tractor-trailer on a highway in Robertson County Thursday.

According to the Smokey Barn News, the victim was 35-year-old Christopher Mark Akins of Gallatin. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Akins was driving a GMC Sierra west on I-24 near mile marker 19 near Coopertown when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic.

Investigators believe Akins switched lanes prior to the crash to try and avoid the semi.

The THP was on the scene of the wreck along with Robertson County EMS and Pleasant View firefighters.

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