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Police Identify 58-Year-Old Woman as Victim of Horrific Nashville Accident on I-65


August 05, 2019

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – As reported in online news articles published by www.newschannel5.com and www.wsmv.com, a 58-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a tragic accident two days following the accident which happened on I-65.*

According to local authorities, an accident on I-65 was so severe that they were not able to identify the victim until two days later when the victim’s family members called the police.  The accident happened on southbound I-65 when the 58-year-old woman parked her 2005 Lexus RX330 in the second from the left lane.  

The woman’s vehicle was initially struck by a Nissan Maxima that was pushed off the interstate to the right, ending up in a ditch.  The Lexus remained in a travel lane after the collision with the Maxima and was subsequently struck by a tractor-trailer.  The driver of the tractor-trailer told authorities that he tried to avoid hitting the Lexus but was unable to do so.  

The impact of this second collision caused the Lexus to “spin” down the highway and slam into a concrete barrier before catching fire.  The tractor-trailer ended up crossing all travel lanes and clipped another tractor-trailer before coming to a rest and blocking all lanes.

The 58-year-old victim’s family contacted authorities after realizing the woman was unaccounted for. Because the horrific accident ended up with the Lexus catching fire, the 58-year-old woman’s injuries were so severe that authorities were unable to identify her.  Without the assistance of the woman’s family, it may have taken much longer to determine the woman’s identity.

The cause of the accident is unknown, and because the 58-year-old woman was killed in the accident, authorities may never find an answer as to why the woman’s Lexus was parked in a traffic lane on southbound I-65.  The accident is still under investigation, and there is no indication at this time that either the driver of the Maxima or the tractor-trailer will be facing criminal charges.

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Source:https://www.newschannel5.com/news/police-identify-interstate-fiery-crash-victim and https://www.wsmv.com/news/update-police-identify-driver-killed-in-fiery-crash-on-i/article_ea0e95d4-b27c-11e9-83ca-fb15b7300bd9.html

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