Multiple vehicle accident shut down US 41/45 for hours

All lanes are open after a deadly accident shut down both US-41 and US-45 for hours. A semi truck, pick up truck and two other vehicles crashed on US-45 around 11:45 a.m. The multiple vehicle accident took the life of one person and injured one person.

Police say construction in that area played a role. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell says, \"When the traffic came to a stop, we believe the utility vehicle took evasive maneuvers, crossed the center line of US-41 into northbound traffic striking a semi tractor trailer that was fully loaded.\"

The identity of the driver who was killed has yet to be released. Two other motorists involved in that accident were not hurt. 

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