UPDATE: Names of those involved in Thursday I-40 crash released

By: local8now.com staff
By: local8now.com staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of the people involved in a scary crash on I-40 in Knox County Thursday morning.

Officers say Michael A. Pinkerton, 52, of Harriman, was driving the Toyota Camry involved in the crash and that Michael T. Marchland, 49, of Rocky Point, NY, was the driving the tractor trailer involved in the crash.

Pinketon was taken to UT Medical Center where he was treated and released.


Traffic on I-40 Eastbound was blocked early Thursday morning as rescue crews responded to an accident involving a tractor trailer and a Toyota Camry.

The Toyota was pinned between the trailer and the median. Workers freed the driver via an extraction through the car roof.

The driver was taken to the hospital with what emergency crews called "minor visible injuries" while the tractor trailer driver was uninjured.

The driver told Local 8 News he was traveling with the drivers side window down when something flew in and hit him on the forehead and the cab swerved in the reaction, pinning the Camry against the barrier.

More details as we get them online and on Local 8 News this evening.



A multi-vehicle crash on I-40 is causing a slow down for drivers this morning.

The left lane of East bound I-40 is blocked near Campbell Station, west bound traffic is also seeing a slow down.

We do know this happened around seven this morning, when a tractor trailer and car crashed in the East bound lanes. The car was pinned between the trailer and median, as workers tried to free the driver.

We do have a crew on the scene, and we'll update you as soon as we learn more.


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