Tractor trailer accident blocks eastbound I-40 in Crittenden County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tractor trailer accident blocks eastbound I-40 in Crittenden County

An accident involving multiple tractor trailers blocked I-40 East in Crittenden County Wednesday afternoon. An accident involving multiple tractor trailers blocked I-40 East in Crittenden County Wednesday afternoon.

A large accident involving multiple tractor trailers blocked the eastbound lane of I-40 in Crittenden County Wednesday afternoon.  The driver of one of the trucks died.

Pictures from Chopper 5 showed a large amount of smoke, as well as some visible flames, coming from multiple vehicles involved in the accident.

Traffic was totally blocked in the eastbound lane of I-40, near the 269 mile marker.  The backup on I-40 East was estimated to be over 5 miles long. 

 

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