Man Killed, 6 Children Injured In Crash On I-440

Posted at 11:30 AM, Aug 20, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One person was killed and seven others, including six children, were injured in a crash on Interstate 440 that shut down part of the interstate for hours Wednesday.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the crash happened around 4:02 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate at miler marker 6 near the exit for Nolensville Pike.

Officials with Metro police said 49-year-old Hussain Al-Sarhan was killed in the crash.

He was driving a van that was hit head on by an SUV driven by 22-year-old Adam Cogdal. Cogdal said another SUV swerved into his lane, which caused him to swerve to avoid being hit. 

Six children were in the van and were all taken to the hospital. Three of those children were Al-Sarhan's daughters.

An 11-year-old was critically injured in the wreck and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Five other children sustained non-life threatening injuries and were also transported. 

As of Thursday, hospital officials said three of the children have been upgraded to stable condition. The remaining three were released from the hospital. 

Cogdal was also injured but is expected to be okay. He was taken to Skyline Medical Center. 

Authorities have asked for witnesses of the crash to come forward. Allegedly, the car that cut off the SUV kept going. Anyone with information has been urged to contact Metro police at 615-862-7738.