Monday, September 05, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Accident on I-65 Near Salemtown Throws Two From SUV (Updated Again)

Within the past hour and a half, an SUV headed eastbound on the outer north loop of I-65 rolled and crashed. According to mainstream photojournalists on the scene, the driver was thrown from the SUV during the accident and killed; the vehicle also flipped over the concrete barrier and into westbound lanes. The accident occurred just east of the 3rd Ave., North overpass. Photojournalists also told me that the vehicle may have been involved in a hit-and-run farther west down I-65. Those are the only details I have. Watch your local news channels tonight for more information.

09/05/2005, 9:20 p.m. Update: Fox 17 News just reported that 2 unidentified people were in the SUV: 1 person was killed and 1 person was injured (no word on which was the driver). The SUV flipped over the barrier, according to Fox 17 News, because someone in another vehicle hit them and then drove on.

09/06/2005, 12:00 p.m. Update: This morning's Tennessean has a complete story on this tragedy involving high school football players from Pearl-Cohn in northwest Nashville. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed. There were four other players in the SUV. One was thrown from the vehicle and survived. Two passengers are in critical condition. Two passengers were treated and released.

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