A 37-year-old woman was killed and several injured after four vehicles crashed on Interstate 440 in west Nashville on Sunday.
The accident was reported at 1:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes at West End Avenue.
Police stated that a Lincoln Town Car was traveling east on I-440 when it crossed the center barrier and entered westbound traffic.
The Lincoln first collided with a pickup truck that was pulling a utility trailer.
The impact forced the pickup truck across all lanes of traffic before it came to rest on the right side of the roadway.
"It made contact initially with the white Ford F-150 pickup truck on the north side of the road, with the trailer back there, [and] that collision in and of itself kind of set off a chain collision between a couple of other vehicles," Metro police Sgt. Bob Sheffield explained.
An SUV was traveling behind the pickup truck. The driver attempted to swerve out of the way of the crash, but was unable to avoid striking the Lincoln.
At that time, another vehicle rear-ended the SUV, causing it to roll several times and come to rest on its roof in the eastbound lanes of I-440.
The female driver of the Lincoln, who has been identified as Tammy Santomango, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Antioch woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor, but investigators are still waiting for autopsy results.
Officials said that the preliminary cause of the crash was failure to maintain lane.
All other drivers and passengers sustained injuries and were transported to area hospitals.