Interstate accident claims life of one today near the Roane and Loudon County line

UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 45-year-old Brent Johnson was driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra west on I-40 when the vehicle in Roane County in the lefthand lane when it ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle then swerved back onto the roadway, crossing both lanes, before over-correcting to the left. The vehicle then overturned multiple times off the right side of the roadway before it came to a final uncontrolled rest upside-down facing east. The driver was ejected approximately 100 feet west of the vehicle, on the embankment. He was pronounced dead during transport to Roane Medical. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt.

Interstate 40 westbound near the 362-mile marker was shut down briefly this afternoon around 1:30 pm following a crash which resulted in the death of one person. Emergency sources on the scene stated that CPR was in progress by EMS attendants and the person was taken to an area hospital. The interstate at the scene was restricted to one lane near the Industrial Park for the investigation by Tennessee Highway Patrol. No further details were available at this time.

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