MURFREESBORO — Two people on their way to the Bonnaroo music festival were killed when a tractor-trailer overturned and crashed into multiple other vehicles, including another semi.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 12:19 a.m. on Thursday as cars were slowing due to heavy traffic from an earlier accident on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. Truck driver Stacey Colvin was unable to stop in time and overturned, hitting eight other vehicles.
Two of the vehicles caught fire. One became engulfed, killing the driver, 28-year-old Brandon Wilson of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and a passenger, 25-year-old Deja Morris of West Harrison, Ind.
Five others were injured. Seven people, including the truck driver, were uninjured.
Colvin, of Campbellsville, Ky., was cited for failure to exercise due care. Additional charges are pending.