Man killed, 6 children injured in head-on collision on I-440 in Nashville

(Courtesy: iReport2)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was killed in a two-car crash on Interstate 440 near Interstate 65 in Nashville Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near Nolensville Pike around 4 p.m. The roadway remained closed until 8 p.m. while officials investigated.

The man killed was identified as 49-year-old Hussain Al-Sarhan of Darlene Drive.

Al-Sarhan was the driver of a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette van that was struck head-on by a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder driven by 22-year-old Adam Cogdal of Murfreesboro.

There were six children inside the van at the time of the crash.  Al-Sarhan’s three daughters; Fatima, 14, Ala, 12, and Wla, 10.  The other three children were Al-Sarhan’s nieces; Zeinab, 11, and Zahra, 13, and his nephew, Ali, 9.

Zeinab was taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she was last listed in stable condition. Ali and Zahra were also last listed in stable condition. The other five children sustained non-life threatening injuries and were also transported to Vanderbilt.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Al-Sarhan family.

Cogdal was transported to Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Cogdal was traveling west on I-440 when he reported that another westbound vehicle came over into his lane causing him to swerve to avoid being struck.

He reportedly crossed over the grass median into oncoming eastbound traffic and collided with the van.

The investigation is ongoing and Metro police’s traffic department is asking the public if they witnessed the accident to please give them a call at 615-862-7738.


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