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I-40 reopens after fiery fatal crash near Davidson-Wilson County line

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Interstate 40 has reopened in both directions near the Davidson-Wilson County line after a fiery fatal crash Friday morning, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

The crash, reported at 5:27 a.m., shut down I-40 at mile marker 223, just west of the North Mt. Juliet Road exit.  A vehicle fire was also reported in the area around 4:43 a.m. 

a car parked on the side of a road: The Tennessee Highway Patrol on scene of a fatal crash that shut down both west and eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 early Friday morning, May 22, 2020 © Tennessee Highway Patrol The Tennessee Highway Patrol on scene of a fatal crash that shut down both west and eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 early Friday morning, May 22, 2020

The Tennessee Highway Patrol now says the incident involved a single vehicle after initially reporting multiple vehicles were involved. 

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Officials urged drivers to use alternate routes throughout much of the morning. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: I-40 reopens after fiery fatal crash near Davidson-Wilson County line

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