NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Police have released the name of the woman killed in a three car wreck in Hermitage on Wednesday.
42-year-old Michelle Delk of Portland, Tennessee died in the crash that happened just after 11 a.m. on Old Hickory Boulevard and Frist Boulevard at the entrance to Summit Hospital.
Police said Delk's niece, who was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix, attempted to turn left across traffic that had the right of way. That's when an Audi hatchback hit the Grand Prix in the passenger side. The brunt of the collision sent the Grand Prix on its side, and it collided with a Buick SUV before coming to a rest on its top.
Delk had to be extricated by an off-duty fire captain and two nurses who happened to witness the crash. They rendered first aid until first responders got on the scene, but Delk did not survive and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police said her 22-year-old niece, Emily Boyer, was driving the Grand Prix, but only suffered minor injuries.
"The cause of this crash appears to be, at this juncture, a young driver who took a chance cutting across traffic to take her aunt to a doctor's appointment. This wasn't an emergency situation with the aunt; it was a regularly scheduled appointment," said Metro Police spokesperson Don Aaron.
Police said the seven other people involved in the crash, including two children, were not injured.
The road was shut down while police worked to clear the wreck.
There was no word on if any charges would be filed.