Clarksville woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-24 - WKRN News 2

Clarksville woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-24

Posted: Updated: May 15, 2012 11:31 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A 39-year-old Clarksville woman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 Monday evening.

The wreck was reported around 5:45 p.m. on I-24 near Old Hickory Boulevard north of Nashville.

Metro police said a total of four vehicles were involved and the driver who is believed to have caused the chain reaction crash fled the area.

Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, police said it appears a Pontiac Grand Prix and a GMC pickup truck were traveling west on when the pickup drifted  into the Pontiac's lane.

The driver of the Grand Prix swerved to avoid being hit, crossed over into the eastbound lanes of I-24, and was struck on the passenger side by a GMC Jimmy SUV.

The Grand Prix was then struck on the driver's side by an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire.

The driver of the Grand Prix, Leesa Almond, died at the scene.  Police said she was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the GMC Jimmy, Jeffrey Holleman, 26, of Nashville, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition on Tuesday.

The driver of the Sunfire, 18-year-old Dillon Phelps, of Eddyville, Kentucky, was not injured.

Efforts are underway to identify and locate the driver of the white GMC pickup bearing Arkansas license plate No. 864 RMD.

Anyone with information about the vehicle and/or its driver is urged to call Metro police investigators at 615-862-7738.

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