One man is dead following a tanker truck accident on Aug. 15 in Franklin, Tennessee. The victim was reported to have been a driver for a Lawrenceburg-based oil company. No other people were injured in the accident.
The incident occurred around 3:40 a.m. on Interstate 65 South. Authorities say the tanker was carrying a load of unleaded gasoline when it crashed into the support column for an overpass bridge. The tanker then caught on fire and later exploded. Investigators say that the explosion caused the truck to split into multiple pieces, and it reportedly took crews several hours to control the fire.