5 people hurt in 2-car crash on I-40

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police expect everyone who was hurt in the Saturday night crash on I-40 to recover.

There is still no word on what caused two cars to collide near Exit 407, Westbound.

Traffic was shut down in the area for a few hours.

The investigation is on-going.
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SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sevierville Police are asking that you avoid Interstate 40 because of a bad wreck.

All three lanes of westbound traffic are shut down near exit 407.

The wreck involves two cars and five people were hurt.

One of the injured was flown to UT Medical Center. The others were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

There is no word on what caused the crash.

At 12:30 a.m. dispatchers told Volunteer TV they expect all lanes to open shortly.


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  • by Emily Location: Iowa on Jul 20, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    I was traveling on I-40 wb that evening and was about 20 cars back in the stopped traffic. I was wondering what happend and what caused the crash?
  • by char Location: charlotte on Jul 20, 2010 at 01:06 PM
    The silver car came up very fast behind us in the second lane. He cut over very fast, passed us going at least 90 mph in the slow lane. Then whipped back over to the second lane. I belive the black car with the family was in the second lane and moved over to let him pass, he hit the black car, which flipped several time into the ditch. The silver car flipped up into the air hit down in the third lane then slide between the second and slow lane right before the exit. I made the 911 as we pulled over. I'm glad they are going to be alright. I prayed for that family. I hope they recovered all their personal items that was scattered around the car.
  • by taber Location: corbin on Jul 19, 2010 at 12:06 AM
    He passed me doing 100 prior to the accident. looked like a small suv at the time....

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