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Local Soccer Coach Killed In I-24 Crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A soccer coach at a local university was killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 24 on Sunday.

The man has been identified as 28-year-old Eric Susewind, the assistant women's soccer coach at Cumberland University.

According to police, Susewind was driving his Nissan Versa westbound on I-24 near Bell Road around 2:20 a.m. when he struck the back of a 1993 Ford pickup truck. After the impact, the Versa came to rest sideways in a traffic lane, and was then struck on the driver's side by a tractor trailer. Susewind died at the scene.

The pickup truck ended up on the shoulder of the roadway. The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Juan Garcia received minor injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer, 58-year-old Greg Sears was not injured. 

The preliminary contributing factor appeared to be a disabled vehicle in the roadway, according to police, and investigators did not believe alcohol contributed to the crash.

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