Slippery roads lead to crashes - WKRN News 2

Slippery roads lead to crashes

Posted: Updated: March 2, 2013 06:56 PM
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Large beautiful white snowflakes fell in south Nashville in the overnight hours and into the afternoon Saturday.

While it's no doubt a pretty site, this weather left behind a mess on the roadways.

With temperatures below freezing it didn't take long for the melted snow to turn to ice in areas on the roads.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 just before 4 a.m. in Goodlettsville, a white car side swiped a pickup truck, spun out then a bread truck collided with the car trapping the driver.

Emergency crews had to pull the driver out from the passenger side, that driver was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with severe injuries.

In Williamson County on State Route 840, deputies worked at least one crash at mile-marker 32, not too far from Interstate 65.
 
In Gallatin around 8 a.m. near Nashville Pike and Brown's Lane, a vehicle slammed into an electric pole leaving the driver with serious injuries.

The exact cause of some of the early morning crashes are still being investigated.

In Gallatin a truck plunged off the interstate around 7:30 a.m. at I-65, near Trinity Lane.

The driver Barry Barns doesn't blame the slick roads.

"I was just coming south and a car just went over in front of me and hit it's breaks and locked up, I locked up and that's the last thing I remember,'" Barns said.

In Rutherford County police are investigating a crash as a felony.

Just before 5 a.m. on Main Street in Murfreesboro officials told Nashville's News 2 they believe alcohol did play a factor.

The driver lost control of the car ramming a mailbox and severing a power poll.

The passenger suffered severe injuries.

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