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Wrong Way Driver Killed In Crash On I-40W

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A wrong way driver was killed and the other driver was critically injured in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 west in Nashville on Tuesday morning.

Police said a black Kia SUV was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it struck a Toyota van head-on around 2:30 a.m. near mile marker 201, just before the Charlotte Pike exit.

The woman driving the Kia, identified as 35-year-old Christie Lynn Martin, died at the scene. Martin was not wearing her seatbelt. The man driving the van, 50-year-old James Deng, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Police do not believe alcohol, drugs, or speed played a factor in the crash.

Police shut down the westbound lanes of I-40 at White Bridge Road to Charlotte Pike while they investigated, but they reopened around 7 a.m.

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