Fatal Hwy 41 Crash Between Greenbrier/Springfield– Expect Delays
UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released more information about the crash including the identity of the man that lost his life. Our story has been updated accordingly.
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Hwy 41 between Springfield and Greenbrier has reopened following a fatal crash Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred just after 2 pm on Hwy 41 at Courtland Rd/Worsham Springs Rd. MAP The crash occurred near the halfway point between Greenbrier and Springfield.
Officials tell Smokey Barn News that Mr. Francis Blackwell, 69, of Lewisburg Kentucky lost his life in the crash and three others have been transported to area hospitals in serious condition. The crash involved two vehicles, an SUV and a passenger vehicle.
According to the THP, a 2003 Cadillac driven by Mr. Blackwell and a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by William Reding, 71, of Springfield, hit nearly head-on. The impact sent both vehicles into a spin. Blackwell was pronounced deceased at the scene.
According to the THP preliminarily, the Cadillac was traveling South on Hwy 41 in the inside lane. The Ford, traveling North, crossed the center line and struck the Cadillac head-on. Both vehicles rotated after impact and landed in the roadway. According to the THP, no charges were filed. The THP is also reviewing a video of the crash captured on a surveillance camera nearby. Smokey Barn News has obtained a copy of that video. Click here to view it.
Blackwell had two passengers on board, a 70-year-old and a 64-year-old, both females. Both sustained serious injuries and were transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Reding was also seriously injured and was also transported to Skyline.
According to the THP, all occupants were wearing safety restraints.
The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County Emergency Medical Services, the Springfield Fire Department the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Springfield Police all responded to the call.
The thoughts and prayers of the staff at Smokey Barn News are with the family and friends of everyone touched by this tragedy as they face the days ahead.
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