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A 64-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was involved in an accident with another car in Rutherford County on Wednesday night.

Per a report by WGNS Radio, the accident happened at around 9 p.m. on West Northfield Boulevard near Sulphur Springs Road. An investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Department revealed that one of the vehicles involved in the crash—a Dodge Neon driven by a 36-year-old woman—exited its lane and entered the path of oncoming traffic before colliding with another vehicle—a Hyundai Elantra driven by a 30-year-old woman.

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Several vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Friday afternoon, resulting in multiple lanes of the roadway closing for hours as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.

Per a report by the Daily News Journal, the accident occurred just before 1 p.m. near Interstate 840 and Medical Center Parkway at mile marker 76 in the westbound lanes of I-24.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that several lanes of the interstate were closed after the multi-car pileup. A Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant reported that the first crash involved four vehicles, and a second crash occurred nearby involving two vehicles.

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Fatal Injuries Reported after Early Morning Accident on I-24

A man was struck by a vehicle near the median wall of Interstate 24 in Smyrna early Monday morning, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-24 at around 3:30 a.m. The victim’s truck initially left the right side of the interstate for an unknown reason, causing him to overcorrect before it collided with the wall.

An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that the man then exited his truck and walked to its passenger side when he was struck by a 2005 Cadillac that was driven by an 85-year-old man.

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Fatal Crashes Nearly Double in Rutherford County from 2015 to 2016

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office says that the increase in the number of fatal accidents that occurred in Rutherford County in 2016 compared to the number in 2015 is “almost a crisis.”

Per a report by WKRN.com, there were 25 fatal accidents in the county in 2015 and 43 in 2016. In addition, there have already been three more car accident deaths in 2017 compared to the same time in 2016.

In response to the growing number of road fatalities, county officials are working on ways to increase traffic law enforcement and educate residents about the risks of driving and the increasing numbers of roadway deaths.

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Two-Vehicle Accident Kills 1, Injures 5 in Murfreesboro

An accident involving two vehicles caused one person to suffer fatal injuries and five others to suffer serious injuries early Monday in Rutherford County.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 2600 block of Main Street near Twin Oak Drive.

Five of the victims were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment, and one of the victims is a small child who was riding in a car seat at the time of the accident. The victims’ current conditions are unknown at this time and police have yet to release the identity of the victim who died.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

A 29-year-old woman was killed after she was knocked off her scooter by a vehicle and then struck by another vehicle at around 11 p.m. Saturday in Smyrna.

According to a report by WSMV.com, the accident occurred near South Lowry Street at the Nissan Boulevard overpass when the woman’s scooter was struck from behind by a pickup truck. After the collision, the pickup truck dragged the scooter for around one quarter of a mile before it struck an embankment.

Witnesses say the driver got out of the truck and removed the scooter from underneath his or her vehicle before leaving the scene.

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Woman Killed as Murfreesboro Police Pursue Driver of Alleged Stolen Vehicle

A 28-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle was struck by a Cadillac Escalade that was reportedly stolen while its driver was attempting to evade police in Murfreesboro.

According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred on South Church Street near Veterans Parkway Friday afternoon at around 4 p.m. in Rutherford County.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told reporters that police were pursuing the driver after receiving information that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen from a funeral home on McMinnville Highway.

The vehicle was used by the funeral home for funeral processions and other business-related activities.

The suspect in the Escalade initially traveled the wrong way on Interstate 24 West while trying to evade police before exiting the interstate on Church Street. While traveling southbound at a high rate of speed, he struck the victim’s Nissan Altima as it left a parking lot.

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Murfreesboro Adds 500 Tons of Road Salt in Preparation for Snow Forecasts

Murfreesboro’s city manager recently ordered 500 tons of road salt to help prepare the city for the threat of more winter weather over the next 24 hours.

According to a report by the Daily News Journal, the National Weather Service says there’s a 50-percent chance snow will hit the Middle Tennessee area on Wednesday night, and temperatures could dip to as low as 35 degrees.

The salt purchase was the second of the winter season for Murfreesboro road crews. The first purchase of 1,000 tons of road salt occurred in late January and helped replenish the salt used to treat roads after the first winter storm that hit Middle Tennessee on Jan. 22.

Street crews in Murfreesboro used 500 tons of additional salt between Monday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, to treat roads after multiple snowfalls during that time period.

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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Begins Seatbelt Safety Campaign

Seatbelts dramatically reduce the risk of death and serious injuries in the event of a motor vehicle accident, and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is launching a campaign to increase the number of drivers and passengers who use them.

According to a report by the Daily News Journal, the campaign will kick off on Feb. 1 and run through Aug. 1. The campaign is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, which also released statistics that indicate 50 percent of people who are killed in traffic accidents in Tennessee weren’t wearing their seatbelts.

To gauge the level of seatbelt safety awareness in the county, deputies will conduct surveys in various subdivisions and send out educational materials, conduct seatbelt safety checkpoints, and organize child passenger car seat events.

The RCSO conducted a similar campaign last year and says that seatbelt usage in the county increased by 14 percent—which was reflected in the county also having 12 percent fewer fatal traffic accidents in 2015 than in 2014.

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Good Samaritan Helps Accident Victim after Vehicle Bursts into Flames

A Good Samaritan who witnessed a serious accident on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Wednesday helped a victim as she was temporarily trapped in the burning wreckage of her vehicle.

According to a report by wsmv.com, the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of I-24 in Rutherford County near mile marker 70 and Almaville Road.

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