Semi collides with vehicle in fatal accident on I-24
June 16, 2013 05:39 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A 28-year-old Cumberland University soccer coach was killed in a three vehicle accident on Interstate 24 West Sunday morning.
Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that Eric Susewind was driving his Nissan Versa near Bell Road around 2:20 a.m. when the accident occurred.
Susewind's vehicle is said to have struck a Ford Ranger pick-up truck in the rear.
After the impact, the Versa came to rest sideways in a traffic lane while the pick-up truck stopped several hundred yards away on the right shoulder.
Shortly after the Versa came to rest, it was hit on the driver's side door by a tractor-trailer.
The tractor-trailer pushed the Nissan about 100 yards.
Susewind died at the scene, he was the assistant women's soccer coach at Cumberland University.
The driver of the pick-up truck, Juan Garcia, 20, of Nashville, received minor injuries and did not require medical transport.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Greg Sears, 58, of Kent, Ohio, was not injured. Sears' passenger, Brandt Melerine, 30, of Covington, Louisiana, was in the sleeper compartment at the time of the crash.
Melerine received minor injuries and did not require medical transport.
The preliminary contributing factor to the three-vehicle crash appears to be a disabled vehicle in the roadway.
Investigators do not believe that alcohol contributed to this fatal crash.