Tanker explosion shuts down I-65 in Nashville

FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) - Interstate 65 is closed in both directions and one person is dead after a tanker truck ran into a bridge and exploded early Friday morning.

This happened at the exit for Peytonsville Road. The overpass is also closed.

Sgt. Charles Warner with the Franklin Police Department says one person was killed in the fire.

Officials say the bridge may now be in danger of collapsing. A bridge inspection team is in route to the scene.

Witnesses say the truck driver was able to get out.

Here's the information you need to know to get around:

  • Going north: Get on SR 840 and head to 431 and then Highway 96
  • Going south: Take Highway 96 to 431 to SR 840

Stay tuned to Channel 4 News Today for updates this morning.

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