Eight-year-old girl killed in BMW-deer collision

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:06pm
Staff reports

A tragic collision on Highway 100 Wednesday between and deer and a BMW claimed the life of an 8-year-old Nashville elementary student.

Emmie Webb, the middle back seat passenger, was traveling with her dad, 10 and 13-year-old sisters, and 11-year-old brother when a deer darted in front of the vehicle near the Old Hickory Boulevard intersection, Metro police said.

The impact sent the deer through the windshield and into the passenger compartment where it struck Emmie in the head, police said. She died at the scene.

Emmie’s dad, David Webb, 47, of Collinswood Drive, was seriously injured and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The three other children were transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Everyone in the 1991 BMW 525i was wearing seatbelts. Police say the sole cause of the crash was the deer running in front of the car. There were no contributing factors on the part of the driver.

Initial police reports incorrectly indicated that it was Emmie’s 10-year-old sister who died in the crash.


5 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 2/18/10 at 12:41

Wouldn't "car-deer collision" have been as appropriate a title?
Does the make of the car in the headline make a difference in the story?

By: JohnGalt on 2/18/10 at 1:26

The deer herd in the Warner Parks is in need of immediate culling.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/18/10 at 3:19

yes, bad headline.

those deer are gonna pay!

By: sidneyames on 2/19/10 at 10:28

This story is so sad. With over development of human living quarters comes the squeezing out of the wild lands for the wild life to live in.

A BMW, a pick up truck, a ford, any car are not a match for a flying object that weighs from 125 to 250 lbs. It is so sad that she lost her life. The statement issued by her family said she was a child of grace and they seem to be handling it through their faith.

Deer are rampant in subdivisions. And it will get worse if we don't preserve some wild lands for them.

By: warrk21 on 2/19/10 at 4:33

We have lost a good life forever, please do not forget this sweet little girl, go to www.departedngone.com and Let The World Know we will miss Emmie always.
(Departed N Gone)