NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Murfreesboro Pike at Pineway Drive was closed in both directions following a fatal crash that happened Wednesday morning.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to Murfreesboro Pike near Briley Parkway at Pineway Drive at around 10:15 a.m. in response to a serious crash involving injuries.

Three people were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries. According to Metro police, 60-year-old Emmett Hewlett and 63-year-old Jessica Carney died in the crash.

  • Murfreesboro Pike at Pineway Drive crash
  • Murfreesboro Pike at Pineway Drive crash
  • Murfreesboro Pike at Pineway Drive crash
  • Murfreesboro Pike at Pineway Drive crash

The investigation reveals Hewlett was trying to turn left (outbound) on Murfreesboro Pike from the Arlington United Methodist Church parking lot when his Toyota Corolla was hit on the driver’s side by an inbound Volkswagen Passat.

The 19-year-old driver of the Volkswagen suffered non-life threatening injuries.

All three were taken to VUMC where Hewlett and his passenger died.

Police say the preliminary contributing factor to the crash appears to be the Toyota’s failure to yield to the Volkswagen.

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