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Man Killed in Fiery Single-Car Crash on I-40 Early Wednesday



The man killed in this morning’s fiery single-car crash on I-40 west at the I-24 overpass is presumed to be Luke Brockwell, 34, of Old Hickory. Due to the extent of the fire, his identification will be confirmed by the medical examiner through dental records.

The car, a 2013 Nissan Sentra, was traveling west on I-40 negotiating a curve at 3:10 a.m. when, for reasons undetermined, it left the right side of the roadway, traveled down a drainage ditch and struck a light pole. It then flipped over and caught fire. A man nearby heard the crash and attempted to assist the driver, but was pushed back by the heat and flames.