Driver Dies After Vehicle Plunges Into Pond Off 76

Driver Dies After Vehicle Plunges Into Pond Off 76

Driver Dies After Vehicle Plunges Into Pond Off 76


PORTLAND TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) – A deadly Hwy 76 crash in Sumner Country claimed one life Monday morning after the vehicle went into a pond and became submerged.

The crash occurred around 9:02 am on Highway 76 near Wilkerson Lane. LOCATION OF CRASH  The Sumner County Sheriff Office was the first to arrive at the scene. According to the agency, the vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Sienna, was completely submerged when they arrived.

Several agencies including the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, the Portland Fire Department, the Highland Volunteer Fire Department, the Hendersonville Fire Department’s dive team, Sumner County EMS, and EMA all attempted to rescue the driver.

Once the driver, now identified as 42-year-old Nesha Knight of Cottontown, Tennessee, was rescued, CPR was started, however, Knight did not survive.

UPDATE: According to the THP, Knight was traveling east on Hwy 76 when she (for reasons unknown) ran off the road (right) and impacted a small bush. After impact, Knight’s vehicle continued to travel straight into a pond leaving both Knight and the vehicle submerged. Once the vehicle was recovered, Knight was immediately transported to Tristar ER in Portland where Knight was pronounced deceased.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for rains money for funeral expenses. Click here to donate.

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