Semi driver killed in crash on Putnam County interstate


PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A semi driver was killed after crashing into the Highway 56 overpass along Interstate 40 in Putnam County Monday afternoon.

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Billy Holcomb, 52, was traveling east on I-40 in the right lane, when his semi went off the right side of the road around 3 p.m.

The semi continued east and struck the Highway 56 overpass, according to a THP crash report.

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Holcomb, a man from Soddy-Daisy, died as a result of his injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by THP.


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