Tractor trailer accident blocks traffic on I-40

5:23 PM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
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A tractor trailer accident on I-40 in Knox County blocked traffic and caused some major delays near Strawberry Plains.

Knoxville Police said a trucker driving a tractor trailer fell asleep at the wheel shortly before 10 a.m. The 18-wheeler crossed the east bound lanes, the median and all west bound lanes before hitting some trees on the side of the highway.

Authorities said the truck did not hit anyone and nobody was injured during the incident.

Crews had to close a couple lanes of traffic for almost four hours to get the truck hauled away.

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