Kingsport dispatch reports all lanes are open following fatal I-26 accident

POSTED: 2:10 PM Dec 23 2013   UPDATED: 8:08 PM Dec 23 2013
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KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

UPDATE: as of 8:00PM, Kingsport dispatch reporting that all lanes on Interstate 26 are now open.

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Police say eastbound lanes of I-26 were still closed as of 5:30 p.m. on Monday following a deadly crash.

The accident happened near mile marker 9 on Interstate 26. Kingsport Police tell us a tire blew out on a tractor-trailer headed westbound, causing the big rig to lose control.

The semi hit a guardrail, crossed the median and hit a car in the eastbound lane, killing the person in a red Kia.

News 5 WCYB is gathering more facts on this story. Check back for updates.