Traffic back to normal on I-40 after major multi-vehicle crash

(Source: TDOT)
(Source: TDOT)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Traffic is back to normal five hours after a major multi-vehicle crash on Interstate-40 westbound just east of the N. Highland Street overpass.

The crash occurred at 4:14 p.m. and involved an 18-wheeler and a smaller truck, as well as two cars. One vehicle was overturned, and the westbound right lanes were blocked.

Memphis police said one person was trapped and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

At one point, traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes in the same area.

Crews finally moved all of the wreckage around 9 p.m.

The map below shows how far traffic was backed up in both directions at one point.

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