SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Two Tennessee Department of Transportation contractors are dead and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been taken to the hospital following a multiple-vehicle crash on I-40 near Arlington.

THP says the trooper was struck while he was in his patrol vehicle. His current condition is unknown. SmartWay cameras show a tractor trailer in the grassy area near mile marker 26.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported the crash early Wednesday morning just before 4 a.m.

Crews are still on the scene investigating.

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