MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman lost her life following a multi-vehicle crash in Mt. Juliet Saturday afternoon, according to authorities.
The Mt. Juliet Police Department tweeted about a “Serious Injury Crash” on Pleasant Grove Road near Catalpa Drive at 1:37 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.
Then, at 3:16 p.m., Mt. Juliet Police announced that section of Pleasant Grove Road was still closed, adding that it would likely stay closed until 4 p.m. while Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) investigated.
According to THP, a 2004 Saturn Ion was heading eastbound while a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 was heading westbound on Pleasant Grove just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Then, while the Saturn was negotiating a curve to the right, the back of the car started spinning counter-clockwise, authorities said. The Saturn traveled into the westbound lane, hitting the Dodge on the front left side before it spun, striking the Dodge again.
The Saturn reportedly traveled backwards off the right side of the road, coming to rest in a tree line, while the Dodge stopped in a grassy area off the north side of the road.
The driver of the Saturn — identified by officials as 65-year-old Debra Roberts of Tennessee — was not wearing a seatbelt and died from the crash.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Tennessean driving the Dodge was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured or charged in connection with the crash, according to THP.
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