Fatal I-65 Crash Claims One Life Saturday
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – One person has died and two others were hospitalized following an I65 crash that shut down all northbound lanes of the interstate for hours Saturday afternoon.
The crash occurred near mile marker 117, not far from the Hwy 52 exit, (Portland/Orlinda exit) the first call came into 911 at 12:34 pm. MAP
NEW: The crash involved three vehicles, a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup with two occupants (an adult and one child), a 2021 Ford Explorer with two adults and three juveniles, and a Subaru with one adult occupant. Robertson and Sumner County EMS teams were both called in due to the severity of the crash while the Orlinda and Cross Plains Fire departments began the extraction of two occupants, one from each vehicle.
NEW: According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary investigation of the crash, the Dodge Ram was traveling south on Interstate 65 and the Ford Explorer was traveling north when the Dodge crossed the median and hit a concrete barrier. The impact caused the Dodge to flip as it continued over the barrier. As the Dodge rolled it crashed into the Ford Explorer. A third vehicle (A Sabaru-also traveling north) was hit by flying debris. The Dodge pickup landed on its roof on the northbound side of I-65.
NEW: According to Robertson County EMS Director Brent Dyer, one adult female, (now identified by the THP as 44-year-old Chasity Scott of Tennessee) in the Dodge Ram was found deceased when crews arrived, she had to be extricacted from the vehicle. A 10-year-old girl was trapped in the same vehicle, she was extricated by civilian rescuers before EMS and Fire arrived.
NEW: Ford Explorer contained a 19-year-old, a 15-year-old, an 11-year-old as well as a 44-year-old female and a 46-year-old male. The 46-year-old male was transported after being extricated from the Ford with rescue tools by the Cross Plains and Orlinda Fire Departments. He was transported in stable condition to Skyline Medical Center. The remaining four, including the 2 juveniles, the 19-year-old, and the adult female were not seriously injured and did not require transport, according to Robertson County EMS. The driver of the Subaru, a 42-year-old male, was not injured.
The 10-year-old girl from the Dodge Ram was transported by Robertson EMS in stable condition to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital’s pediatric trauma center due to the considerable mechanism of injury associated with the crash, Dyer said.
The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and TDOT all responded to the call with Fire and EMS
Helicopter Air Ambulances were requested initially however all air medical resources were unable to fly at the time due to weather conditions.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who lost their life in this incident.” Brent Dyer
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