Laurel Co. company cited after Nashville wreck

NASHVILLE, Tn. (WTVQ/WKRN) – A Laurel County company is cited by the Tennessee Highway Patrol after a crash in Nashville shut down part of a major road Friday.

ABC affiliate, WKRN, in Nashville says the Interstate 65 ramp at I-40 was closed for over 20 hours after a truck carrying an oversized load got stuck under the bridge.

That truck, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol, belongs to D.G. Equipment Movers in Lily.

A vehicle examination report shows it was headed to Louisville from Texas.

Highway patrol says the truck was carrying a construction water truck, too large to pass under the bridge.

They say the driver, Charles Wren, 40, did not have the right license to be driving the oversized truck.

They say the company also did not have a permit to be driving through Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says the company had a permit for West Tennessee, and did apply for the route that Wren took, but it was denied because of low bridges.

WKRN says the company and driver have been cited for the truck being overweight, overheight and overwidth.

TDOT says the road has since reopened, but the bridge is damaged.

They say it will take several months to fix and will cost around $750 thousand.

ABC 36 reached out to D.G. Equipment Movers about the crash, but they declined to comment.

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