1 person dead, child taken to hospital after multi-car crash shuts down lanes on I-40 in Shelby County

1 person dead, child taken to hospital after multi-car crash shuts down lanes on I-40 in Shelby Coun

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - One person has died and a toddler was taken to the hospital after a three-car crash on I-40 Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just before 4:30 p.m. near on westbound I-40 near the Chelsea exit.

Police say a man was thrown from one of the vehicles and died at the scene.

A toddler went to the hospital in non-critical condition.

A crash on I-40 near Chelsea has shut down all westbound traffic and all but one eastbound lane. Westbound traffic is being detoured at Watkins.
A crash on I-40 near Chelsea has shut down all westbound traffic and all but one eastbound lane. Westbound traffic is being detoured at Watkins. (Source: TDOT Smartway)

According to TDOT, all westbound lanes and all but one eastbound lane are closed.

Westbound traffic is being detoured at the Watkins exit.

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