Truck driver killed in I-240 crash

(WMC-TV) - A truck driver was killed after a tractor trailer drove off of I-240 Tuesday night.

Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Memphis police arrived on the scene of I-240 southbound north of Walnut Grove where the tractor trailer had crashed.

Preliminary reports revealed that the tractor trailer passed over the flyover bridge and went off the right side of the roadway north of Walnut Grove.  The tractor trailer hit a chain link fence and two trees.

The impact crushed the cab, pinning the driver, 44-year-old Christopher James Cunningham of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, inside.

Cunningham was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash caused traffic delays early Wednesday morning as crews worked to clear the accident.

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