Fiery Interstate Tanker Crash Leaves One Dead

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (August 15, 2014) A tanker truck explosion and fire early Friday killed one person and shut down a portion of Interstate 65 in Franklin, Tenn.

The fuel tanker carrying unleaded gasoline hit an overpass at around 3:40 a.m. Friday.

The interstate and the overpass in the area will be closed for "the foreseeable future,” Franklin Police spokesman Charles Warner said.

Witnesses said they heard a large boom and then saw a fireball light up the sky.

It wasn't clear what caused the crash.

Authorities are investigating.

Detours were in place for travelers.

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