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2 killed, 1 injured in 3-vehicle Tennessee crash

Two people were killed and one person was injured in a crash on Sept. 29 on I-24 in La Vergne, according to authorities. The accident, occurring around 4:30 PM in the westbound lanes, happened when a Freightliner truck was unable to stop before it rear-ended a stalled 1994 Toyota Camry on the interstate, killing both the driver and passenger.

A 25-year-old motorcyclist riding on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle while traveling behind the semi-truck swerved in an effort to avoid the wreck. He suffered serious injuries when he was thrown from his motorcycle as a result. The truck's 29-year-old driver escaped without injury. The Camry's driver, a 23-year-old woman from Murfreesboro, was pronounced dead at the scene; her 22-year-old passenger died two days later due to his injuries while receiving treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

As a result of the fatal multi-vehicle accident, the westbound lanes of I-24 were closed for five hours as the police conducted their on-site investigation and accident cleanup following the collision. No charges have been filed in the serious accident, and the investigation continues.

Serious car accidents can occur due to many things, encompassing driver negligence, carelessness, system failures and operating unsafe vehicles on the roads. People considering wrongful death lawsuits may benefit from consulting with a personal injury attorney who accepts vehicle accident cases. An attorney may be able to review the individual facts of each case in order to determine whether or not their client has a potentially viable claim. They might then be able to help recover damages and costs by filing a civil complaint, negotiating and advocating for their client.

Source: WSMV, "2 dead after crash on I-24 in La Vergne", Stuart Ervin, October 02, 2014

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