TBI: Driver in interstate chase involving THP shot self

UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating an incident involving the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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According to the TBI, agents are investigating after the THP chased a driver on Interstate 40 westbound.

The TBI says the driver involved in the pursuit crashed and sustained what agents believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Agents say at this time there is no indication any troopers fired their weapons.

There is currently no update on the driver’s condition.

The investigation remains ongoing.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Interstate 40 westbound is currently closed at exit 87 as law enforcement officers investigate an incident in the area.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay map, the westbound lanes of the interstate and exit ramp is closed due to an incident in the westbound lanes of traffic.

The incident was reported around 10:30 a.m.

There is no information at this time on any injuries associated with the incident.

Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News online and on air as more information becomes available.

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