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One Injured In 7-Vehicle Crash On I-24W In La Vergne

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. – At least one person was injured in two crashes along Interstate 24 westbound in La Vergne on Wednesday morning.

The crashes happened within minutes of each other near Waldron Road just before 6 a.m.

In the first crash, seven vehicles were involved. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2003 Honda Pilot and a 2005 Honda Civic were involved in a road rage incident.

The Civic stopped on the interstate, causing the Pilot to stop behind them. The chain reaction crash followed with five more cars crashing into one another.

Tina York, the driver of a 2007 Nissan Altima involved in the crash, was the only person injured in the crash. She was taken by ambulance to Stonecrest Medical Center. 

No one else was injured. 

The driver of the Pilot, 43-year-old Randall Hartman of Christiana, was cited for reckless driving, reckless endangerment, following too close, and failure to exercise due care. The driver of the Civic, 53-year-old Cedric Dillard of Smyrna, was cited with reckless driving, reckless endangerment, failure to exercise due care, and obstructing the roadway.

In the other crash, Sky 5 HD showed one crash involved a car on its roof, and another in the median. At least one person was hurt.

Traffic was backed up to Almaville Road while crews worked to clear the scene.

The highway carries a high volume with through-traffic in addition to commuter traffic headed into Nashville.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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