NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman was killed and a truck operator was injured in a crash on Interstate 65 in North Nashville early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.
According to Metro police, a crew performing repairs on the interstate, was parked on the shoulder putting out warning signs as a worker was in front of the truck.
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Officials say the crew was parked on the right shoulder when a Jeep Wrangler hit the rear of the work truck at a high rate of speed.
Metro police reported the Jeep was traveling northbound at when, for reasons unknown, the driver left the right side of the roadway and crashed into the rear of a white International truck that was parked on the right shoulder.
The operator of the truck, owned by R.D. construction, was setting up caution signs in front of the truck to alert motorists of roadway construction. The impact of the crash pushed the truck forward, running over the truck operator, according to Metro police.
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The Jeep then caught fire and the driver, identified as 29-year-old Marque Lichelle Hamilton, of Nashville, was unable to get out of the vehicle. Hamilton died at the scene
The Tennessee Department of Transportation said R and D Construction is a company contracted by TDOT to repair guard rails.
The 33-year-old truck operator was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.
A portion of the northbound lanes on Interstate 65 remain closed early Tuesday morning, but have since reopened.
Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine whether impairment was a factor in the crash.
No other information was immediately released.
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