|Murfreesboro man killed in I-40 wreck|
|Friday, September 14, 2012|
A Murfreesboro man was killed Thursday night on Interstate 40 in Lebanon after reportedly entering the interstate traveling the wrong direction.
Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, LPD officers responded to a crash on I-40 westbound where Robin Young, 47, of Murfreesboro, was found ejected from his vehicle.Bowen said Officer Wayne Howard of the department's Traffic Crash Reconstruction team responded to the accident, in which Young was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus heading east in the westbound lanes. Bowen said they believe Young entered I-40 from State Route 840 by driving the wrong way down the exit ramp.
Upon entering I-40, Young's car reportedly sideswiped a Porsche, then continued driving the wrong direction on the westbound lanes, striking a FedEx truck that was behind the Porsche. The Porsche and FedEx truck were traveling westbound.
Bowen said Young's vehicle then came to a rest in the interstate and was struck by a semi truck. Young was reportedly ejected from the vehicle. No one else was injured in the accident.
The LPD, Lebanon Fire Department, Wilson County Emergency Management Agency and Tennessee Highway Patrol worked until approximately 4 a.m. to clear the interstate.
Bowen said the cause of the crash is still under investigation and that investigation is being conducted by the department's Crash Reconstruction Team.