Tennessee State Trooper (Photo: WTVF)
Lexington, TN -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a crash
on Interstate 40 in West Tennessee after a semi-truck hit a cow on the
roadway and went into oncoming traffic.
spokeswoman Dalya Qualls says the driver of the semi was heading
eastbound on I-40 in Henderson County on Tuesday night when he struck
the cow and lost control of the vehicle.
Wednesday that the semi went into the median and slid into westbound
lanes of traffic, striking another tractor-trailer and an SUV.
Two people in the semi that started the crash were killed. Also killed were two occupants of the SUV.
CBS affiliate WTVF reports
that the two people killed inside the semi have been identified as the
driver, 49-year-old Rodney Price from North Carolina, and 45-year-old
Brian Lederer from Woodlawn, Virginia. Price was not wearing a seatbelt,
the station reported.
The victims killed the SUV were
identified as 41-year-old Deborah Whitelow and 22-year-old Trarell
Robinson, WTVF reported. Both were from Ripley, Tennessee.
The interstate was shut down, but it reopened early Wednesday.