Traffic re-routed after accident on I-40 in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN (WMC-TV) - Traffic on I-40 westbound in Fayette County was re-routed Sunday morning after a fatal accident.

Officials said a motorist traveling eastbound on I-40 left the highway, flipped, and went into the westbound lanes of the interstate.

The driver of the car died in the accident.

As emergency crews worked at the scene, westbound traffic on I-40 was diverted to Highway 59 at mile marker 35.

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