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Antioch Woman Killed In Four-Vehicle Crash On I-440

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An Antioch woman has been identified as the person killed in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 440 Sunday afternoon.

Westbound I-440 was closed for several hours after the fatal crash involving four vehicles less than a mile from the I-40 interchange.

Officials said 37-year-old Tammy Santomango was killed. 

The wreck happened in the stretch of interstate between the Murphy Road exit and the Acklen Park Drive overpass at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said Santamongo was driving a Lincoln Town Car eastbound on I-440 when she crossed the median and went into westbound lanes.

The Lincoln first struck a Ford F-150 pick-up that was hauling a trailer. The impact sent the Ford across all lanes of traffic and off the right shoulder.

A GMC Yukon was traveling behind the Ford. In an attempt to avoid the crash, the driver of the SUV made an attempt to swerve out of the way but struck the Lincoln. The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu behind the SUV was unable to avoid a collision and rear-ended the Yukon.

The SUV went into the median and rolled several times before coming to a rest on its roof in the eastbound lanes.

Santomango was pronounced dead on the scene. Captain Kenneth Walburn said she was not wearing her seatbelt. Initial reports said she was ejected from the vehicle. 

Investigators were working to determine why Santomango went into westbound lanes.

Officials said the drivers of the other three vehicles were sent to area hospitals with non-critical injuries. They were all wearing their seatbelts.

Debris from the crash was spread all over the roadway.

Emergency response crews responded to the scene, including officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department, crews from the Nashville Fire Department, the Tennessee Department of Transportation incident response team.

Metro's Fatal Crash Team was also at the scene.

Most of the wreckage was in the westbound lanes, which were shut while crews tended to patients and police worked to reconstruct the crash. Westbound lanes were shut until at 6:30 p.m.

Eastbound lanes were also blocked, although one lane of traffic was getting through intermittently. The eastbound lanes have since been reopened. 

Police said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. 

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