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Franklin police identify victim in Friday's tank explosion

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The driver of a tanker truck is dead after the vehicle ran into an overpass bridge support column on Interstate 65 South in Franklin, causing a fire and a large explosion early Friday morning.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Bobby Bobo of Columbia who was described by his company, Edwards Oil Company as a 40 year veteran who had an excellent driving record.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation shut down traffic both north and southbound during the weekend, but all lanes reopened 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

The Peytonsville Road overpass has been demolished and will have to be completely rebuilt.

Local detour Information for motorists affected by the bridge outage has been updated.

Peytonsville Road could be closed for months.

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