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THP reports fatality in multi-vehicle crash on I-81

Rain Smith • Aug 10, 2018 at 9:09 PM

KINGSPORT — A Friday evening crash on Interstate 81 just south of Kingsport has resulted in a fatality, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. at mile marker 55, near Tri-Cities Crossing. According to Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark Nagi, southbound lanes had to be closed due to crash, with one lane of northbound travel also blocked.

As of 8:30 p.m., TDOT was reporting that northbound lanes were clear with no delays, and one southbound lane had reopened. Officials expected the scene would be cleared shortly before 10 p.m.

THP Lt. Richard Garrison said he couldn’t share any details of the incident, other than the fact that it resulted in a fatality.

Check back with TimesNews.net for additional information as it is released.

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