Crash on I-24 on Monday afternoon
Monday at approximately 12:45pm a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy was transporting a body to the State Medical Examiner’s Office when the vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The crash occurred on I-24 just past the Beech Grove exit in Rutherford County. According to reports, the oncoming vehicle stuck the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in the rear causing the sheriff’s vehicle to roll and exit the interstate into the median. The operator of the Sheriff’s Office vehicle Special Deputy L.J. Smith was later transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the second vehicle was released at the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol in conducting the investigation.