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Man Killed in Car-Tractor Trailer Collision Identified

10/3/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The man killed Thursday at 3:45 a.m. in a car-tractor trailer collision on I-24 East at Haywood Lane is identified as Jeremias Navarrete, 27, of Bell Road.

Navarrete was driving his 2017 Honda Accord east on I-24 when he struck the rear of a tractor trailer that was also traveling eastbound on I-24. The Accord became lodged under the trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer, Gregory Johnson, 55, of Manchester, Tennessee, pulled over. He was not injured.

There was evidence of alcohol involvement on the part of Navarrete. Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine whether he was impaired.

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