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I-40 blocked for hours Tuesday morning after tractor-trailer hits van

The traffic back-up on the ramp to I-40 East because of the crash just ahead, near Brevard Road. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Ineterstate 40 East was blocked for hours Tuesday morning after tractor-trailer hit a van.

The wreck happened before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Two lanes were blocked for hours just before Brevard Road. Police say the accident involved a van and a tractor-trailer.

Emergency officials say the woman driving the van ran out of gas while on the road. They say the bright sun made it difficult for the truck driver to see her.

Authorities say the woman has non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.

No word yet on any possible charges against the driver of the truck.

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