11-year-old killed on Interstate 40 in Humphreys County crash

Interstate 40, I-40 Generic
(Graphic: WKRN)

HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 11-year-old girl was ejected for a vehicle and killed after a tire blow out caused the driver to lose control on Interstate 40 near Hurricane Mills.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Monday on I-40 in Humphreys County.

According the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a 1999 Ford SUV was traveling westbound on I-40 in the left lane when the tire’s left rear tire blew out.

The 39-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed both the east and west lanes before leaving the right side of the road and hitting an embankment.

The vehicle rolled once, hit a tree and rolled a second time, causing an 11-year-old female to be ejected from the back seat.

The vehicle rolled a third time and hit a second tree before it came to a stop right side up in a ditch facing westbound traffic.

The driver and a 15-year-old female passenger were injured in the crash but survived.

The 11-year-old passenger was killed. The THP report states she was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The report identifies all three as residents of Southaven, Mississippi.

Authorities have not identified the victim and charges are currently pending.

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