VIDEO: Fiery semi crash closes westbound lanes on I-40

UPDATE:

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — The crash is confirmed to have a fatality. There is no additional information as of 4 p.m.

EARLIER STORY:

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — A multi-vehicle crash has closed westbound lanes on Interstate 40.

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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the crash was reported near mile marker 43 in Fayette County around 1:07 p.m.

A video from a viewer shows thick black smoke coming from a fiery crash scene where multiple semi-truck trailers appear to be overturned.

No details on the cause of the wreck or possible injuries were immediately available.

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