SUV With 4 Children Goes Airborne on Main St. in Spfd, Mother Detained

SUV With 4 Children Goes Airborne on Main St. in Spfd, Mother Detained

UPDATED: Driver Charged…

UPDATE:  We’re getting more information from officials in Springfield regarding the driver and 4 young children ages 1, 3, 5, and 7 following a serious crash on Main St in Springfield Monday night. The driver, now identified by authorities as 32-year-old Rene Elizabeth Marchetta, has been charged with DUI, 4 counts of Child Endangerment, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Rene Elizabeth MarchettaMarchetta told officials that she swerved her vehicle to avoid an animal on the road. Witnesses reported that the vehicle struck a parked and unoccupied vehicle, two mailboxes, and an electrical pole. After further investigation, the responding officers took Marchetta into custody.  She was transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield and is currently being held under $46,000 bond.

The children were transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing by the Springfield Police Department.

Original report.

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A mother and four very young children including an infant escaped serious injury following a harrowing crash that sent their vehicle airborne two times according to a witness at the scene.

The crash occurred on South Main St near 16th Ave East around 10:30 pm Monday night. MAP

Bobby Northington of Springfield told Smokey Barn News that he watched as the vehicle with the 4 children and the mother leave the road and go airborn.  “She came down the road, she hit a culvert and went in the air and bounced back up went into the trees and then she hit the car.” As the vehicle continued it went between a large tree and a utility pole just missing both before crashing into a parked vehicle.

After impact the vehicle continued for several blocks and through a field and back out onto the roadway as Northington followed on his motorcycle. The vehicle finally stopped in the parking lot of the Depot Restaurant. Northington said she asked him not to call the police. As Northington alerted authorities he said he told her- “The kids need to go to the hospital.”

Northington said, “One of the little girls has a busted head and two of them were just throwing up the other one was just hollering.” According to Roberton County EMS, the children, ages 1, 3, 5, and 7 were all transported to TriStar NorthCrest to be looked at.

One official told Smokey Barn News that it was nothing shy of remarkable that no one was seriously injured.

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