WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) told News 2 that charges are pending after a multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 840 in Williamson County left a 75-year-old woman injured.
According to authorities, a member of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office tried to perform a traffic stop on a 2021 Ford Mustang that was traveling eastbound on I-840.
The Mustang reportedly tried to cross the median and make a U-turn, but it hit the culvert, lost control, ended up in the westbound lanes, and hit a 2015 Lincoln MKX at mile marker 32 of I-840 shortly before 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.
THP’s preliminary report said the driver of the Mustang — identified as 19-year-old Deonte Holmes of Memphis — and his 17-year-old passenger were not injured in the crash. It is unknown whether they were wearing their seatbelts.
Meanwhile, even though she was wearing her seatbelt, the driver of the Lincoln — a 75-year-old from Jackson — was injured, police reported. There was also a 3-year-old passenger inside the Lincoln, but there is no word on their condition.
Officials said THP was asked to conduct the investigation into the crash, adding that Williamson County will be seeking all applicable charges.
While THP’s report said Holmes has charges against him, it is unknown whether his 17-year-old passenger is also facing charges.
According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the eastbound left lane and left shoulder, as well as the westbound right lane and right shoulder, were blocked at mile marker 32 on I-840 for several hours on Sunday.
THP said the lane closures would continue in each direction of I-840 while troopers investigated the multi-vehicle crash. However, as of 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, TDOT’s traffic map shows all lanes are back open.
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