One person dead after crash on I-81 in Greene Co. Saturday morning


GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- One person is dead after a crash on I-81 in Greene County Saturday morning.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, the crash happened near mile-marker 23 on I-81 just after 9:30am Saturday.

Officials said two vehicles were involved in the crash.

So far THP is reporting that one of the contributing factors of the wreck was heavy traffic from an earlier tractor-trailer fire just a few miles away.

The tractor-trailer fire happened around 5:30am Saturday at mile-marker 19 and caused traffic to be backed up for hours.

We were told by THP the driver of the tractor-trailer, which was carrying boxes of clothing is okay.

THP officials said while traffic is moving again along I-81 near mile-marker 23, they are still investigating the fatal wreck.

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