Police have identified the woman killed in wreck that shut down Briley Parkway early Tuesday morning as 32-year-old April Arrington.
George Griffin, 28, of Slaydon Drive was also transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, while a third person — the driver of a tractor towing an empty tanker — involved in the wreck was not injured.
According to police, the preliminary investigation points to Griffin losing control of his Buick Century at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Briley Parkway west of Clarksville Highway and hitting the center median before overturning and coming to a rest in a dark section of road.
A Jeep Cherokee driven by Arrington, of Sioux Terrace in Madison, drove up on the Buick as it rested upside down in the roadway. Arrington then apparently swerved sharply steering the Jeep off the right shoulder before she swerved back onto the road, causing the vehicle to flip.
Arrington wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle as it flipped. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Freightliner tractor — driven by 61-year-old William Northington — also hit the overturned Buick pushing the car further down Briley Parkway and, again, into the center median. The truck slid about 100 feet before stopping across all lanes of traffic.