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Crash alert: Tractor-trailer accident snarls traffic on I-40 west

by Ponce Law | November 17th, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN – Drivers in eastern Cumberland County faced major delays over the weekend due to a tractor-trailer accident that caused a fuel spill, 1057 News reported.

Authorities said 34-year-old Justin Tabor of Crossville was driving a Peterbilt pulling a tanker Saturday morning when he lost control on Interstate 40 west at the 331 mile marker. The tractor-trailer hit a guardrail and ended up on its side.  As a result of the accident, about 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel being carried by the tanker spilled onto the highway and the median.

As crews responded to the scene for the cleanup, I-40 was shut down in the area from about 3 a.m. to 1 p.m.  During that time, drivers were detoured off the Westel Road exit to Highway 70 and then to Crab Orchard.

No one was injured in the accident. Tabor was charged with failure to exercise due care.

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