A two-vehicle crash killed a mother and injured three others, including her seven-year-old son, Saturday evening on Ashland City Highway just west of Briley Parkway in Nashville.
According to police, a Ford Explorer being driven by Elizabeth Staley, 34, was traveling north on Ashland City Highway around 5:20 p.m. when her vehicle crossed into the southbound lanes for reasons not yet known.
Staley's vehicle sideswiped a Dodge Grand Caravan.
The impact of the collision caused the Explorer to leave the roadway and flip before the vehicle came to rest in a wooded area.
Staley died at the scene. Her seven-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle. He was transported to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Caravan, Robert McBee, and his wife, Patricia, both age 70, received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Centennial Medical Center.
The preliminary investigation showed no indication of alcohol or drug involvement at the crash scene.
All passengers and drivers were wearing their seat belts.