Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash on I-40 Claims Driver’s Life

An 81-year-old man died in a crash on I-40 East near McCrory Lane.

In a tragic incident early Monday morning, an 81-year-old driver lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 East near McCrory Lane. The victim has been identified as Jimmie Chandler, a resident of Nashville.

The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. when Chandler, driving a Mazda Miata, veered off the road for reasons still under investigation. The vehicle crossed into the center median and collided with a digital message sign pole. Chandler was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have stated that there were no immediate signs of impairment involved in the crash.

Efforts to notify Chandler’s family are underway as the investigation into the cause of the accident continues. The incident caused temporary traffic delays on I-40 East as emergency services and law enforcement responded to the scene. Further details will be released as they become available.

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