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GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Multiple wrecks closed the northbound lane of Interstate I-81 in Greene County Thursday morning.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a tractor-trailer carrying gasoline was traveling north on I-81 near mile marker 26 and proceeded to merge to the right due to a previous crash in the area. Another tractor-trailer then reportedly hit the gas tanker and crossed the roadway into the median.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries and the driver of the gas tanker was uninjured in the crash, THP reported.
Hazmat crews responded to the crash due to fuel leaks, and lanes reopened around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to Chief Williamson with the Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department.