TDOT: Multiple vehicle crash on 81 N near mile marker 22; drivers to expect traffic delays


UPDATE (9/20, 10 p.m.) — Sgt. Nathan Hall with the Tennessee Highway Patrol released additional information regarding the first crash.

Two vehicles were traveling north on I-81 when a white vehicle ahead of them began “driving erratic and came to a stop.”

Both vehicles veered left to avoid the white vehicle and struck each other before ending up in the median at mile marker 22.

The passenger one of the two vehicles involved with the first crash was taken to the hospital for precautions.

Hall’s statement ends with, “This incident is the contributing factor to the other crashes.”

TDOT now reports that this area is expected to be cleared by 10:06 p.m.

THP did not release any additional information at the moment. Stay updated on-air and online at

MOHAWK, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported a multiple vehicle crash near mile marker 22 on Interstate 81 northbound.

According to TDOT, the wreck was reported at 6:41 p.m. and is estimated to be clear by 8:30 p.m.

Northbound traffic should expect delays due to a closed roadway.

News Channel 11 has reached out to Tennessee Highway Patrol to confirm additional information.

This is a developing story. Stay updated on-air and online at

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