NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman was killed and four others were injured in a crash along Interstate 24 north of Nashville Tuesday morning.
The crash happened around 10:10 a.m. at mile marker 44 north of the I-65 split.
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Metro police say 59-year-old Lois Mader, of Ten Mile, Tennessee was killed after her vehicle was rear-ended in traffic.
The report states the driver or a semi was taking the I-24 east split onto I-65 north and did not apply his brakes before colliding with the back of a Nissan Armada. That vehicle then collided with Mader’s vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler then collided with a pickup truck and another semi. Mader died at the scene and there were no other life-threatening injuries.
Four patients were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. Three others went to TriStar Skyline Medical Center. TriStar officials told News 2 since the crash, two of them were discharged and one was admitted for further care.
The driver of the semi reported making a lane change just before the collision but did not explain why he did not reduce his speed as he approached traffic, which police say was at a near standstill.
THP will conduct an inspection of the semi driver’s vehicle for mechanical issues. The District Attorney’s Office will be consulted on charges at the conclusion of the investigation.
Crews with the Nashville Fire Department worked to contain a fuel spill from the semi involved in the crash.
The roadway reopened Tuesday afternoon.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.