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A 36-year-old man from Rock Island, Tennessee, was struck by a vehicle and killed late Saturday night in the southbound lanes of Highway 70.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident happened while the man was standing outside of a vehicle with its lights turned off that was stopped in the middle of two lanes of the highway.

While he was standing next to the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota driven by a 23-year-old woman crashed into him and the vehicle simultaneously. Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the accident scene.

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Fatal Accident Reported in Cookeville Sunday Night

A two-vehicle accident killed one person and seriously injured another in Putnam County Sunday night.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Willow Avenue and West Jackson Street when a vehicle that was traveling southbound collided with another vehicle that was headed northbound.

A major with the Cookeville Police Department says that the two vehicles collided when the northbound vehicle turned west onto West Jackson and in front of the path of the southbound vehicle. One of the victims—an 87-year-old woman—died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at around 4 a.m. Monday morning because of the injuries she suffered in the crash.

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Interstate 40 in Cookeville Shuts Down after Multi-Vehicle Accident

A total of six vehicles were involved in an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Putnam County near Cookeville early Friday morning, resulting in emergency responders closing the interstate for several hours.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. at mile marker 275 when a vehicle crashed into a guide wire and came to rest in the middle of the interstate. That caused a chain-reaction accident that involved five more vehicles, including two commercial vehicles.

The chain-reaction collision caused two people to suffer serious injuries, and they were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

In addition, another accident occurred while emergency responders had blocked the interstate, which resulted in a vehicle fire. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the secondary accident occurred when a vehicle that was pulling a camper stopped in traffic and was struck from behind by another car.

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Accident on Interstate 40 in Putnam County Delays Traffic Thursday Morning

An accident involving a tractor-trailer blocked traffic in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Cookeville on Thursday morning.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred around 3 a.m. Thursday near mile marker 313 between the cities of Monterey and Cookeville in Putnam County.

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told reports that one lane of I-40 East was expected to be closed for most of the day as responders worked to clear the accident scene and begin a preliminary investigation to determine what caused the accident to occur.

The impact of the collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn, which contributed to the heavy delays that commuters experienced Thursday morning and well into the afternoon.

Emergency responders said there were no fatalities resulting from the accident, but injuries were reported. The cause of the accident has yet to be released by police, and it’s unknown how many people were injured or the severity of their injuries.

How Can You Avoid an Accident While Driving on the Interstate?

Thousands of people who live in Middle Tennessee use Interstate 24, Interstate 440, Interstate 65, and Interstate 40 on a daily basis to commute to and from their jobs. Interstate driving often means much higher speeds than what you experience on other roadways, as well as much denser traffic volume—particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. Because there are so many more vehicles near you and the overall rate of speed is much higher than other roads, accidents can become a higher risk, and when they occur, serious injuries can result.

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