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Putnam County Jackknife Accident Shuts Down I-40

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A multiple-car accident along Interstate 40 in Putnam County shut down the highway for several hours on January 25, according to WTVF-TV.

The station reported that the collisions were reported just after 11 a.m., near mile marker 301. A portion of I-40 east was closed because of the crashes. The cause of the crashes is unknown, but according to WTVF, a tractor-trailer jackknifed near mile marker 299, causing buildup on the interstate, possibly leading cars to crash into each other.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said that there were no fatal injuries in the crashes, although word on the total number of cars or injured people was unknown. The crashes remain under investigation.


At the time of these accidents, wintery conditions were reported on the interstate. When driving in poor weather conditions, it is important to use caution and reduce speeds. You should also give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Aside from death, truck accidents  resulting from negligence can lead to catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident or lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, call us today at (615) 845-6141. We offer free consultations.

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