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Police identify interstate, fiery crash victim

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 20:51:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A crash on Interstate 65 in Nashville was so serious that officials weren't able to identify the female victim, but after two days, officials identified her as a 58-year-old of Antioch.

Un S. Park died in Monday's crash. Park’s family called police after hearing that the crash involved a Lexus SUV.

Police seek to ID one who died in fiery I-65 crash

Police officials say Park, for an unknown reason, had stopped her 2005 Lexus RX330 in the second from the left lane of I-65 south.

It was initially hit by a Nissan Maxima that wound up in a ditch to the right of the interstate. The Lexus remained in a travel lane and was hit a short time later by a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the truck said he tried to avoid hitting the Lexus by swerving to the left, but was unable to avoid it, which sent the SUV spinning down the interstate before it came to rest and caught fire.

The tractor-trailer then went across all lanes of travel, clipped another tractor-trailer rig, and came to rest blocking all lanes.