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.