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THP: Two dead after crash on I-40 in Roane County

THP said a van crashed into the back of a tractor trailer Monday morning, killing the driver and passenger in the van.

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol said two people died after a van crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer Monday morning.

According to a report from THP, the crash happened on January 10 around 8:15 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 40 near mile marker 356.

THP said driver 63-year-old Robert Rich of Rockwood and passenger 39-year-old Adam Milburn of Rockford, Illinois were traveling on I-40 in a cargo van behind a tractor-trailer.

THP said that the tractor-trailer was slowing down due to lanes being closed for a different crash when the van collided with the rear of the trailer.

Both Rich and Milburn died in the crash, and THP said Milburn was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

No charges have been filed at this time.