A Lebanon mother died and her two young daughters are in critical condition after their vehicle crashed on Hwy. 70 near the Southfork Subdivision late Tuesday afternoon.
According to Lebanon Police PIO Cpl. P.J. Hardy, officers responded to a call at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, regarding the single-vehicle crash.
Lori Hollandsworth, 35, of Lebanon, was driving with her two daughters, ages 9 and 4, when their 1999 Toyota Camry failed to navigate a right-hand curve in the roadway, maintained its straight path and struck a tree and stone wall.
All three suffered severe injuries and were LifeFlighted via two helicopters to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where Hollandsworth later died. Her two young daughters remain in critical condition.
It is believed speed was a factor in the crash, as eyewitness statements claim the vehicle was traveling much faster than the posted speed.
According to Hardy, police are still investigating if the three were properly restrained wearing seatbelts or appropriate restraint devices for the two children.
Police are also investigating if Hollandsworth was perhaps distracted while driving.
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