2 crashes plug I-24 traffic headed to Nashville

LAVERGNE, Tenn. (AP) -- The westbound lanes of Interstate 24 have been shut down in Rutherford County after multiple vehicle crashes.

Helicopter video shown on WTVF-TV in Nashville showed two crashes near each other near Walden Road in La Vergne.

The highway carries a high volume with through-traffic in addition to commuter traffic headed into Nashville.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the crashes were reported at 6 a.m. near mile marker 65.

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