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TDOT To Investigate Deadly 55-Car Pileup

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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.

Meanwhile, emergency 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.

At least 18 others were injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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