Location: I-40 between mile markers 259 and 260; and mile marker 256
Details: Two accidents the morning of March 22nd., 2019, led to major delays and fatal injuries to drivers involved in accidents during this time period.
The first accident occurred around 8:50 a.m. when two vehicles believed to be commercial carrier trucks—one was a FedEx truck, according to reports—crashed near mile markers 259 and 260. At least one fatality resulted from the accident.
Later, around 11:32 a.m. closer to mile marker 256, at least three vehicles were involved in a separate accident which resulted in two fatalities.
Many drivers at the time experienced several hours of traffic delays even after taking alternative routes.