NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 9-year-old girl has died following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 65 early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened around 12:16 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 at mile marker 85.8 near Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.
According to Metro police, a 2003 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on I-65 when it sideswiped a 2018 GMN Sierra. Police say that’s when the occupants of the Civic, a 28-year-old and two children ages 8 and 9, exited the vehicle and sat on the concrete median wall.
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Preliminary investigation shows a 2010 Infiniti G27X stopped behind the Civic after the crash. Officials say while the Infiniti was stopped it was struck by a 2020 Nissan Altima. The impact forced the Infiniti up on the concrete median where it struck the 9-year-old girl.
Metro police identified the girl as 9-year-old Za’ryiah Floyd. She was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 8-year-old was treated and released.
Police say two children were in the GMN Sierra at the time of the crash and were not injured.
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Officials say there were no signs of impairment on the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
A portion of Interstate 65 was closed Tuesday morning as officers investigated.
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No other information was immediately released.
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