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UPDATE: Horrific Dunlap crash caused by driver failing to yield

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DUNLAP, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A crash that shutdown Highway 111 on Tuesday night was due to a driver that failed to yield before entering the highway. 

Police say it happened at  7:19 Tuesday night on an overpass on Highway 111 at Highway 127.

According to the preliminary report, an 18-wheeler traveling in the right lane on Highway 111. A vehicle entering the Highway 111 North failed to yield the right of way while entering from the on-ramp onto Highway 111 North. The report states tire marks on the roadway at or near the point of impact indicate that the 18-wheeler attempted to move from the right lane to the left lane to avoid colliding with the other vehicle. 

The vehicle ran into the right side near front and then under the right side of the 18-wheeler, where the vehicle was was pinned between the 18-wheeler and the Highway 111/127 overpass. 

Officers say one person had to be airlifted to Erlanger but was treated and released.

The highways were closed for two hours. All roads are re-open. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The Dunlap Police Department is investigating a crash that's shut down two highways tonight.

It happened around 8:15 p.m. EST on an overpass on Highway 111 at Highway 127.

Police say both the north and southbound sides of each highway are closed, after a tractor trailer and car collided.

An alternate route is suggested.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office confirm Dunlap P.D. is handling the investigation.

Police have not released any information about the drivers involved or how the crash happened.

Channel 3 is working to learn more.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.

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