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Authorities divert traffic to other lanes Thursday morning after a beer truck left Interstate 40 and came down onto Kentucky Street.
Trooper Rodney Redmon said the driver, who was from Knoxville, was talking when he was taken by emergency personnel to University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Redmon said it was not clear yet why the accident occurred, but the driver was traveling westbound on I-40 when he left the roadway, striking first the safety cables in the median before going between the two interstate bridges and landing on the city street.
The accident was still being cleaned up Thursday afternoon.