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Update: Driver killed in fiery I-81 crash

Published On: Sep 16 2013 07:02:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 16 2013 09:58:16 PM CDT
Interstate 81 Accident

Firefighters extinguish the fiery crash Monday afternoon.

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told News 5 WCYB they are investigating a fiery crash that shut down part of Interstate 81 on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes near mile 18 in Greene County.  Troopers said 67-year-old James Tacy, Jr. died when his tractor trailer hit the back of a pickup truck. The tractor trailer continued into the median, hit a guardrail and caught fire.  Two people in the pickup were injured.

News 5 will update this story.