Truck driver cited in early morning Chapman Highway wreck | UPDATE

By: local8now.com
By: local8now.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A truck driver involved in a crash that closed southbound lanes of a section of Chapman Highway has been cited with careless driving.

The driver has been identified as 35-year-old Jason Draughn of Oneida.

According to police reports, Draughn was driving a semi truck pulling a car hauler with six cars on board when he ran off Chapman near Lake Forest and crashed into a utility pole, rupturing the semi's fuel tanks and spilling diesel fuel onto the ground.



PREVIOUS STORY:
A crash involving a semi truck has southbound lanes closed on a section of Chapman Highway near Lake Forest Drive.

According to police reports, a semi truck pulling a car hauler with six cars on board ran off Chapman near Lake Forest and crashed into a utility pole, rupturing the semi's fuel tanks and spilling diesel fuel onto the ground.

Officers expect the scene to be cleared around 11 a.m.

Once the fuel spill is clear, the Knoxville Police Department says all lanes of Chapman Highway will be temporarily shut down so the semi and hauler can be removed.

Southbound traffic on Chapman Highway is being diverted onto Lake Forest and through a series of residential streets back to Chapman Highway.



PREVIOUS STORY:
A crash involving a semi-truck has southbound lanes closed on a section of Chapman Highway near Lake Forest Drive.

The condition of the truck driver is unknown.

A detour is set up to keep traffic flowing.


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