HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Transportation
officials said they will look into that deadly pileup crash that happened in
Hendersonville earlier this month.
They want to examine the
stretch of roadway on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard where two people were killed.
Responders in Sumner County met Tuesday to discuss their response to the deadly
pileup near Hendersonville nearly two weeks ago.
They said despite the
tragedy, the response was excellent. The
Hendersonville Police said there is a need for better communication.
During the crashes they
said different departments were talking on different radio frequencies, which
meant it was tough to communicate with one another. The group also ran
scenarios of how they'd respond if in worse situations.
Dense fog and icy patches caused more than 50 vehicles to collide in a massive pileup during the morning rush hour on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard on December 1.
Two people died from injuries sustained during the crashes. 28-year-old Paul Warren died when his car slammed into the back of a U.S. Mail truck.
62-year-old James Ziegler died the following day. He had not been transported to the hospital after the crash, and drove his vehicle home after being interviewed by investigators. He later went to the hospital, where he died. His exact cause of death was not released.