Early evening accident kills three

According to the Tennessee Highway patrol, 3 people are dead after an early evening crash on Interstate 40 just inside the Fayette county line at mile marker 29.

Police say a tanker truck and 2 cars collided in the eastbound lane of I-40 around 6:30 Friday night. Police say one person survived the crash. The crash blocked the eastbound lanes of I-40 for several hours Friday night. The accident reconstruction team out of Memphis is on the scene trying to determine how the crash happened.

The highway patrol now says that one eastbound lane of I-40 is now open for traffic.