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One dead in Johnson Co. tractor trailer crash

Staff Reports • Jan 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — A man is dead following a tractor trailer crash along Tenn. Highway 67 in Johnson County.

The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. between mile markers 5 and 6.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Garrison said the driver of the tractor trailer was traveling west on the highway before he apparently veered off the left side of the road, hitting an embankment.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are unsure what caused the crash.

Traffic is being rerouted around the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.

Keep checking JohnsonCityPress.com for more information as it develops.