Tennessee freeway accident: 6 youths killed
Pleasant View, Tennessee –
Six youths, including a 1-year-old infant, died after being thrown from their vehicles in a car crash on a highway in central Tennessee early Sunday morning, officials said. Two adults were injured, one of them seriously.
Around 2 a.m. when paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident in Robertson County, they found the car overturned and extensively damaged, said Brent Dyer, director of the county’s emergency management services office. I’m here.
First responders found six women, ages 1 to 18, who had been thrown from their vehicles and could not be resuscitated, Dyer said in a news release.
Officials said the woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being thrown from the car. Officials said the man suffered minor injuries.
Authorities said another car with an unharmed driver was found near the damaged car. Casualties were not immediately identified. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were related.
The accident occurred on Interstate 24 near Pleasant View and Springfield, closing parts of the highway for several hours until it reopened on Sunday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
The County Emergency Management Agency is coordinating professional mental health and counseling services for the crew responding to the crash.
“Our office recognizes the incredible difficulty of this scene,” said Dyer’s news release.