1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Fiery Crash On Highway 96

Posted: 5:50 AM, May 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-11 22:32:05Z

One person was killed and another was injured in a fiery crash on Highway 96 in the southern part of Davidson County, near the Williamson County line.  

The incident was reported early Friday morning and closed the road between Highway 100 and Natchez Trace Parkway for four and a half hours. The road re-opened shortly after 9 a.m. 

Sky 5 flew over the scene that showed the two vehicles involved. One of those appeared to have flipped before catching fire. 

A Metro officer on scene said, based on debris found at the crash site, the driver who was killed likely crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle. Preliminary investigation results confirmed that and added it was unknown why she crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

Friday evening, authorities identified the victim who was killed as 32-year-old Julie Burgin, of Bon Aqua.

A woman in the other vehicle, later identified as 26-year-old Ashley Lewis, of Fairview, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Authorities said there were no signs at the scene that alcohol or drugs were involved. Reports stated both drivers were wearing seatbelts.