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Semi-Driver Killed in Thursday Morning Crash on I-65 North Identified



The semi-driver killed in Thursday’s 6 a.m. three vehicle collision on I-65 North near Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison is identified as Archie Lee Lester, 54, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

According to the driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry, Ayoub Riad, 45, he was struck by the driver of a full size white pickup truck which disabled his car in the middle of the interstate. Riad got out of his vehicle and ran to the shoulder. A short time later, the disabled Toyota was struck by the semi which overturned and caught fire. Lester died at the scene. Riad was not injured.

The driver of the white pickup truck did not stop. The pickup should have front end damage. Anyone with information about the driver or the involved hit and run vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (615-742-7463) or log onto the Crime Stoppers website, Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for an additional cash reward of up to $1,000.