Police: Truck’s dislodged metal skirt kills vehicle driver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee say a metal skirt became dislodged from a tractor-trailer and went through another vehicle’s window, killing the driver.

Knoxville police say on its Facebook page the wind skirt broke off a truck on Interstate 40 exit and hit the vehicle Sunday morning. Police say the skirt went through the driver’s side window.

Police say the passengers maneuvered the vehicle onto an exit where it rolled to a stop. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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**PHOTO: Knoxville Police Department – TN Facebook

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