|No injuries in 5-car wreck|
|Monday, June 25, 2012|
A five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 40 early Monday morning resulted in no injuries after a driver lost control of her vehicle while attempting to slow down.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at around 6:40 a.m., a 2000 Hyundai Tiburon driven by Alisha Hawkins of Nickelsville, Vir., was traveling westbound in the right-hand lane on I-40 near mile marker 239 when she lost control of her vehicle when attempting to slow down.
Hawkins vehicle reportedly turned sideways and rear-ended a 2004 Nissan Maxima driven by Joshua Latz of Clarksville. Hawkins’ vehicle then hit the cable barrier off the roadway.
At that time, a 2009 Chevy pickup driven by Michael Bradshaw of Cookeville, attempted to avoid the crash and the driver applied the breaks. A 2003 Nissan Altima driven by Nani Rice of Lebanon then rear-ended Bradshaw’s pickup and in turn, was rear-ended by a 2002 Ford Escape driven by Johnny Boze, an Arkansas resident.
Rice was reportedly carrying a three-year old passenger, who Trooper Tim Bennett noted was “properly restrained” and sustained no injuries. In his report, Bennett noted that every driver was wearing his or her seatbelt.
The westbound lanes of I-40 were shutdown for roughly 40 minutes while crews worked the scene. All lanes were reopened by 7:30 a.m.