Providers Respond to 45-car Tenn. Freeway Pileup

One dead in foggy collision near Nashville


 
 

| Thursday, December 1, 2011


HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person was dead and several were injured in a chain-reaction crash by 45 vehicles on a foggy highway near Nashville during the morning rush hour Thursday.

Police say the pileup began shortly before 7 a.m. on Vietnam Veterans Parkway in Hendersonville, northeast of Nashville.. Dense fog had formed over the highway as the early temperature dropped to about 25 degrees.

Tom Johnstone, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Nashville, said there were reports in the area of freezing fog and heavy frost Thursday morning. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, according to Hendersonville Police.

As the fog lifted at midmorning, wrecked vehicles could be seen strewn along a couple of miles of the highway at a place where the road was raised on pillars.

Dozens of emergency vehicles, including police cars, ambulances, fire engines and transportation department trucks were parked near clusters of dented cars.

Shawna Zodi, a spokeswoman for the Hendersonville Medical Center, said eight people had been brought to the hospital's emergency room. Zodi confirmed there was one death among those patients, but there were no immediate details about the victim. She said most of those brought in did not have critical injuries and said in talking with ambulance crews on the scene, most other injuries appeared to be relatively minor.

All eastbound lanes of the parkway were closed.



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