I-40 at Chelsea closed after man killed, toddler injured in accident


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Interstate 40 westbound at Chelsea Avenue was closed Wednesday evening after a three-car wreck that killed one person.

Memphis Police said the three-car accident happened at I-40 near Smith Avenue just before 5:15 p.m.

One man was thrown from a vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene.

A toddler was also taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

All westbound lanes at I-40 and Chelsea/Smith to the 101 connector are closed while authorities clear the scene. Eastbound I-40 at Chelsea is down to one lane.

Drivers should use alternate routes.

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