NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person is dead after a collision Wednesday involving a Ford Fusion and a chipper truck on Briley Parkway north near the Centennial Boulevard exit.
According to Metro Nashville Police, 74-year-old Joe D. Long’s Fusion was either stopped or traveling at a very low speed when the truck rounded a curve and struck it from behind at 12:15 p.m.
The impact pushed the car onto the right shoulder and then into a ditch. Long was pinned in the car and died at the scene.
Long’s two adult children were able to get out, according to a release from Metro police. They were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
One of them told officers that the car was having problems, was unable to travel above 15 mph, and that Long was trying to get it home.
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The release goes on to state the truck driver said he was unable to avoid the crash.