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Semi truck hauling barbecue sauce hit by tire, crashes into ditch on I-40 in Wilson County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to an overturned semi accident on I-40 East in Wilson County.

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

According to officials, a semi truck traveling westbound on I-40 lost a tire. That tire flew across the highway and hit another semi traveling eastbound, causing it to flip into a ditch.

The semi that was struck by the tire was hauling barbecue sauce and dressings.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital for a minor injury.

The right lane of I-40 East is closed. The incident may not clear until around 5 a.m.

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