1 killed in crash on I-40 near downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person is dead after a crash on I-40 near downtown Nashville.

The wreck was reported in the eastbound lanes near Exit 209A just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said two vehicles were involved and three people were injured.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, crews arrived on scene to find one person dead. Metro police later identified that person as 28-year-old Jazmin Swain of Louisville, Kentucky. Investigators said her brother was critically injured in the crash as well. He is currently listed in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The investigation revealed Swain and her brother were passengers in a Ford Fusion being driven by another Louisville woman. The car was traveling west on I-40 when, for a currently unknown reason, it went off the roadway and crashed into the center concrete dividing wall. The vehicle came to a rest in the middle of the interstate and was disabled.

Swain and her brother had gotten out of the vehicle when a Pontiac Bonneville, driven by a Madison man, collided with the Fusion and the siblings.

The driver of that vehicle told police he was unable to avoid the crash. The driver and their passenger were not hurt. The three other people inside the Fusion were not critically hurt. Investigators said neither of the drivers showed any signs of impairment.

The wreck impacted multiple lanes of traffic and remains under investigation.

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