I-24 Accident Hurts One, Kills Animal

A two vehicle accident occurred on I-24 Friday afternoon at approximately 4:45pm near mile-marker 104. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Interstate 24 when a 2007 Mazda 3 driven by Josh Thurman, 27 of Clarksville struck a Tractor Trailer in the rear. Thurman then lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, traveled into the median and across the westbound lanes, struck a tree and caught fire. Emergency personnel were able to get Thurman from the burning vehicle and transported him by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt. Thurman was accompanied by a dog that died as a result of the crash.