Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving THP Vehicle Claims One Life In Springfield
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –Memorial Boulevard at Bill Jones industrial Drive (directly in front of Payne Chevrolet) was closed for several hours Tuesday following a serious crash involving several vehicles, including a THP patrol vehicle. LOCATION OF CRASH
The first call came into 911 at 9:59 am. By 2:20 pm the scene was clear and the road was reopened.
The crash is still under investigation but according to the THP, the Trooper was traveling north on Memorial Blvd in pursuit of a vehicle wanted for speeding when the crash occurred. The full mechanics of the crash are still under investigation.
According to Robertson County EMS, the Trooper survived the crash, however, an occupant in a second vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
According to the THP, there were 3 vehicles involved in the crash, the Trooper’s vehicle, a dark-colored VW SUV, and a passenger car. The Trooper was transported to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the red vehicle was also transported.
“A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol was attempting to catch up to a speeding driver on U.S. Hwy 41 north (Memorial Blvd.) in Springfield, Tennessee. As the trooper approached the Bill Jones Industrial Drive intersection a blue Volkswagen SUV attempted to turn left from Bill Jones Industrial Drive onto U.S. Hwy 41 south. It was at this time that the vehicles collided. The trooper’s vehicle was then redirected into the U.S. Hwy 41 south lanes where it struck a red sedan. The 62-year-old driver of the Volkswagen SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The trooper and other driver were transported for medical treatment for their injuries. This incident remains under investigation.” Lieutenant Bill Miller, Public Information Officer Tennessee Highway Patrol
The identity of the driver that lost their life in the crash has not been released.
The Tennesse Highway Patrol, the Springfield Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, the Springfield Police Department, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency all responded to the scene.
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