2 TDOT contractors killed, trooper injured in Shelby Co. crash

SHELBY Co., Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed two Tennessee Department of Transportation contractors were killed and a state trooper was injured in a crash this morning.

THP says the three were hit during an incident involving a tractor trailer. THP says the injured trooper was still inside his patrol vehicle at the time.

The crash happened near the 26 mile marker westbound on Interstate 40 around 4 a.m.

All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 are currently closed.

THP’s Critical Incident Response Team, Criminal Investigation Division, and THP Memphis District troopers are on scene.

TDOT says the two contracted employees worked for A & A Safety in Ohio, and were working in a mobile work zone within a lane closure. TDOT says the crew was replacing snow plowable markers on the interstate at the time of the crash.

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