A total of three victims were transported from the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck between mile markers 76 and 80 on Interstate 24 Wednesday night.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladders 2 and 9, Rescues 2 and 9, and Engine 1 responded to the scene of the accident around 10:30 pm. Crews arrived and discovered that a tractor trailer and pickup truck had collided on the interstate. The pickup truck ignited from the impact. Crews quickly extinguished the vehicle fire.
The driver of the pickup was out of the vehicle when crews arrived. He had visible burns on his head, face, arms, and legs and was transported via ambulance to Vanderbilt Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.
The driver of the tractor trailer and his passenger were transported via ambulance to Saint Thomas Rutherford with non-life threatening injuries.
MFRD's Fire Marshals' Office was contacted due to the nature of the call. Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett is on scene at this time conducting a routine investigation.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Rutherford County Sheriff's Office are also on scene. The THP will be investigating the accident and all details regarding the incident shall be requested throught their office.
Westbound lanes on I-24 between mile markers 76 and 80 will remain closed pending the investigation and cleanup of the scene.