Police Want To Identify Driver That Caused I-24 Crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police want to identify the driver of a pickup truck that is believed to have caused a fatal crash on I-24 on Monday night.
Police said 39-year-old Leesa Almond, of Clarksville, died when her car crossed the median, and was struck by two cars. Investigators believe one other car was involved that may have caused the crash.
The investigation found that Almond was driving her 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix in the westbound lanes near Old Hickory Boulevard in north Nashville around 6:30 p.m. Monday when a 2007 GMC pickup came into her lane. She swerved to avoid a collision, crossed into the eastbound lanes, and was struck on both sides by two cars.
Almond, who was wearing her seatbelt, died at the scene.
The driver of one of the vehicles that struck Almond's car, 26-year-old Jeffrey Holleman, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition. The driver of the other car was not seriously injured.
Police are now trying to identify and locate the driver of the white 2007 GMC pickup, with Arkansas tag number 864-RMD.
Anyone with information is asked to call fatal crash investigators at 615-862-7738.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were shut down for hours while police worked to clear the scene. The eastbound lanes re-opened around 11 p.m.