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Pickup Truck Driver Fatally Injured After Crashing into the Rear of a Tractor-Trailer on I-24



The pickup truck driver fatally injured at 11:30 p.m. Friday when he crashed into the rear of a broken down tractor-trailer truck on I-24 west near the Shelby Avenue exit ramp is identified as James Danaby III, 50, of Nashville.

The driver of the tractor-trailer said that he had been broken down for about 5 minutes when he felt a collision from the rear. Danaby was trapped in his 2004 Ford F-150 and had to be extricated. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There were no signs of impairment at the scene on the part of either driver. The investigation is continuing.