Fatal car crash on I-40 claims 1


A fatal car crash on I-40 near the Beckwith Road exit shut down the interstate Wednesday afternoon until after 2 p.m. The three car wreck shut down all lanes but one on Interstate 40 east in Lebanon. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the wreck started when a jeep driven by 19-year-old Cody L. Ingram of Lebanon crossed the median on I-40, and hit two vehicles going the other direction. THP said the driver of the first vehicle hit, John H. Ray, 48, from Illinois, survived the crash and the driver of the second car hit, 23-year-old Brian P. Ralls, 23 of Brentwood, died at the scene.

Tomi L. Wiley / The Mt. Juliet Chronicle