NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Nashville Police Department said charges are pending after a Greenbrier woman died following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 65 early Sunday morning.
The crash was reported around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27 in the northbound lanes of I-65 before the Briley Parkway and Dickerson Pike exits.
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Police said the preliminary investigation shows that 24-year-old Madeline Rutledge was driving north on I-65 in a Hyundai Elantra when she was hit head-on by a Chevrolet Equinox, which was traveling the wrong way.
Authorities said the Greenbrier woman was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center and died shortly after her arrival.
According to officials, the driver of the Chevrolet — a 26-year-old woman from Antioch — was critically injured and remains hospitalized.
Charges against the Antioch woman are pending the completion of the investigation, Metro police said.
Authorities reported there was no evidence of impairment at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.