1 killed in fiery crash involving tractor-trailers on I-40E near mm 364

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - All lanes of Interstate 40 East are back open after one person was killed in a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers and a truck Tuesday morning.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers say the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 364 in Loudon County.

Troopers say a semi driven by Geoffrey Herman Jr., 24, was traveling eastbound when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 driven by Charles Phillips, 24, of Lenoir City.

The impact caused the pickup truck to then crash into a semi driven by Christopher Shuffler, 50, leaving Phillips vehicle sandwiched between them.

Phillips was killed in the crash.

The three vehicles remained on fire for several hours but THP says no one else was injured.

The interstate reopened around 3:15 p.m.

Charges are pending.