Lane blocked on I-40 after wreck - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

I-40 traffic at standstill after memorial ride accident

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(WMC-TV) - Traffic on Interstate 40 west of Covington Pike in Shelby County is at a standstill after an accident involving a tow truck.

Tow truck wreckers formed a caravan on the interstate Saturday afternoon, but then something went wrong.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the drivers were on a memorial ride for a fellow wrecker who recently died.

TDOT officials don't know exactly what went wrong at this time.

From video on TDOT cameras , it appears one of the wreckers went off road.

The area should be cleared by 5:00 p.m.

The right lane going westbound is currently blocked, and traffic is backed up as far as Warfrord.

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