Deadly I-24 Rollover Claims One Life, Injures Two
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – One person has died and two others hospitalized following a two-vehicle rollover crash on I-24 West early Monday, December 11.
The crash occurred on I24 West at mile marker 22.8 just above the Hwy 49 Coopertown exit, the first call coming into 911 around 1:30 am. LOCATION OF CRASH
According to Assistant Fire Chief Trey Nelms with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, one person died in the crash and two others were transported to area hospitals, one to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville and the other to Tristar NorthCrest in Springfield Tennessee. According to Robertson County EMS, of the two transported, both were critical.
According to Chief Nelms, the two that were transported and the man who lost his life in the crash were from the same vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Cruze, shown completely inverted.
21-year-old Kyle Walker of Tennessee, the driver and single occupant in the other vehicle (a 2008 Ford Expedition pictured on its side) was not injured in the crash, officials said.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is leading the investigation into the crash. According to their preliminary report, 22-year-old Liberty Jones of Iowa was driving the Chevy Cruze when the vehicle stalled and was stopped on the left shoulder of I-24 Westbound. According to the THP, when the Chevy stopped, it was still partially in the roadway when it was rear-ended by Walker.
According to the THP, 22-year-old Bradley Schmitt of Iowa a passenger of the Chevy Cruze did not survive the impact, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
According to her family, Liberty Jones remains critical at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Information on the other occupant of the Chevy Cruz was not available.
According to the THP’s report, charges for Walker are pending.
Additionally, first responders found a cat in the Chevy Cruze. Animal Control was called in to collect the feline that will be likely reunited with its family shortly, Nelms said.
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