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A 58-year-old man is being charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after he traveled the wrong way down Briley Parkway in Nashville and collided head-on with another vehicle on June 30.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident caused a passenger in the vehicle that the man hit to suffer fatal injuries. Metro Nashville Police say the crash occurred near Eaton’s Creek Road just before 10 p.m.

After an investigation, police determined that the man was intoxicated, as they found an empty bottle of whiskey inside his vehicle and toxicology tests confirmed that his blood alcohol level was 0.225 at the time of the crash—nearly three times the legal limit.

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A 27-year-old woman from Smyrna, Tennessee, was killed when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle belonging to the Arrington Fire Department last week.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred Thursday night in Nolensville, Tennessee, at around 6 p.m. at Williams Road and Nolensville Road.

An investigation by the Nolensville Police Department revealed that after being struck by the fire department’s vehicle, the woman’s car was pushed into a parked construction vehicle that was on the side of the road, while the fire department vehicle struck a utility pole.

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Four tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle were involved in accidents in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Cumberland County on Thursday morning.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the first accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. near mile marker 325 when a stopped tractor-trailer with two flat tires was struck by another big rig on the side of the interstate.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that debris from that crash was thrown into the roadway, causing drivers to stop. That caused another crash when a tractor-trailer rear-ended another semi-truck due to the driver being unable to stop in time.

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The officer with Metro Nashville Police who was seriously injured when his patrol car was struck by an SUV on Tuesday in Davidson County is still recovering in a local hospital.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on W. Old Hickory Boulevard near Cedar Hill Park at around 6:30 p.m. An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the driver of the SUV veered into a lane of oncoming traffic before striking the officer’s patrol car. The impact of the collision caused the officer to suffer several broken bones.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene to question the driver of the SUV, they found that he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. After being transported to a local hospital to receive treatment, police say he will be charged with vehicular assault and DUI when he’s released.

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One person had to be extricated from a vehicle after seven cars were involved in a crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County on Saturday morning.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the accident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. near mile marker 8 in Clarksville. Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and officers with the Clarksville Police Department were dispatched to the scene.

Emergency responders closed all eastbound lanes as they worked to investigate the crash and remove the seven damaged vehicles from the scene. It’s unknown what caused the accident.

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A Ford Explorer used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol was struck by a passing vehicle in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 on Friday afternoon.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. when the trooper driving the SUV stopped to investigate a non-injury crash near mile marker 180 and the exit for State Route 96 in Dickson County.

Thankfully, both troopers who were riding in the vehicle had already exited at the time of the crash. Neither were injured, but two occupants inside the vehicle that collided with the THP SUV suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

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TDOT Workers Injured At Job Site in Fayette County

Two workers with the Tennessee Department of Transportation were struck by a vehicle while working at a job site in Fayette County on Monday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened on Highway 59 south of Interstate 40. A spokesperson with TDOT says that the workers thankfully suffered only minor injuries.

TDOT is currently urging all drivers to pledge to follow its “Work with Us” program, which is designed to help more drivers follow the state’s Move Over Law.

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A recent neighborhood meeting among 12 South residents called for a better way to address traffic issues in the area, and in response, Metro Public Works will install a traffic circle at the intersection of 10th Avenue South and Lawrence Avenue.

Per a report by WSMV.com, the city will collect data and traffic observations while the circle is in place, which is scheduled to last from July 15 to July 22.

A statement by the MPW says that the traffic circle could help reduce crashes and cause drivers to slow down as they pass through the area, which has a significant number of pedestrians and bicyclists.

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An accident involving four vehicles resulted in six fatalities in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green late Thursday.

WKRN.com reports that the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 30 on a stretch of the interstate near an active construction project where it narrows from three lanes to two lanes.

A report by Kentucky State Police indicates that the crash occurred when a commercial vehicle was stopped in a line of traffic and a second commercial vehicle failed to stop, crashing into two vehicles and then the stopped commercial truck.

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A couple from Hickman County were seriously injured in an accident on Highway 46 recently, and now they want to thank the witnesses who helped them after the crash.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred on the highway near the Dickson County line when the couple’s vehicle was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck head-on.

Immediately after the accident, the male driver escaped from the truck, but with severe injuries. However, his wife was trapped inside. Soon after, passersby sprang into action and began assisting by using their belts to act as tourniquets to stop her bleeding and helping her escape from the vehicle.

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