Teen killed in car, mower collision

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 7:30pm
Staff reports

Metro Police's Fatal Crash Team officers are investigating a crash in the 3400 block of Lebanon Pike Tuesday that claimed the life of a teenage girl.

A Dodge Stratus with Georgia tags collided with a John Deere tractor equipped with a mower working on the shoulder of the roadway at 2:25 p.m., police said. The incident occurred near the Central Pike intersection with Lebanon Pike between Old Hickory Boulevard and Stewarts Ferry Pike.

The left, rear passenger, a girl in her mid-teens, was fatally injured. The driver and other two passengers are being treated at local hospitals.

The 18-year-old Stratus driver told police that a blue Nissan Maxima cut him off causing him to swerve into the shoulder and into the tractor. The tractor driver was not injured.

Family members of the deceased are en route from East Tennessee.


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2 Comments on this post:

By: girliegirl on 6/24/09 at 11:46

We drove past that wreck, but at the time, I didn't recognize the mangled "car" because it was just that... mangled. We got there just as they removed all the occupants of the vehicle, sadly, and my kids got a lesson the hard way. Car insurance providers will tell you that you are better off to not "swerve" in most cases, because the majority of the time, you're going to end up hitting a stationary unit (telephone pole, tree, etc.) and the force of impact will be totally absorbed by you, instead of dividing it into 2 movable objects, thereby reducing physical damage proportionally.

By: robertmack on 6/24/09 at 2:30

Did the blue Nissan Maxima stop? If it didn't it probably was an illegal alien driver. That is what happens in most cases.