23-year-old woman killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-24 in La Vergne

23-year-old woman killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-24 in La Vergne (Image 1)

A 23-year-old woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 in La Vergne Monday evening.

The crash happened between the Old Hickory Boulevard and Waldron Road exits in westbound lanes at 4:20 p.m.

According to authorities, Dimitra Byrd’s 1994 Toyota Camry was for an unknown reason stopped in the third lane of the road.

A second vehicle, a freightliner, was unable to avoid striking the Camry from behind. A motorcyclist was also involved in the crash after the 25-year-old driver swerved to avoid hitting debris from the crash.

The motorcyclist, identified as Benjamin Menes, was tossed from the 2006 Harley Davidson.

Menes and a passenger were both injured. The driver of the freightliner was not injured.

Westbound lanes were shut down between Waldron Road and Old Hickory Boulevard until 9:30 p.m. Traffic was backed up for several miles.

Traffic in eastbound lanes was severely slowed for several hours due to rubbernecking delays.

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