UPDATE: THP responds to fatal I-40 crash near Henderson/Decatur county line, victim identified

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms at least one person was killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash on Interstate 40 near the Henderson County and Decatur County line.

The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. near mile marker 120. Lt. Brad Wilbanks with the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms there was a fatality.

According to the THP, Stephen Waters, 34, from Statesboro, Georgia ran off the left side of Interstate 40 in Decatur County near Holladay.

According to the accident report, Waters over corrected and came back onto the interstate, where the vehicle swerved back into the median and overturned. Investigators said Waters was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries. The passenger in the vehicle was injured in the crash, no word on his condition.

All lanes of Interstate 40 were reopen to traffic as of around 3:30 p.m.



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