7-year-old boy killed in crash on Old Hickory Boulevard

L to R: Battle, Jennie Rebecca, Gray, Hayes and Jarron Springer (Courtesy: The Springer family)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 7-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Old Hickory Boulevard.

The road was closed to traffic for hours after the 4:30 p.m. accident near the intersection of Granny White Pike on the Williamson-Davidson County line.

L to R: Battle, Jennie Rebecca, Gray, Hayes and Jarron Springer (Courtesy: The Springer family)
L to R: Battle, Jennie Rebecca, Gray, Hayes and Jarron Springer (Courtesy: The Springer family)

Metro police said Jennie Springer, 38, of Brentwood, was driving a Honda Odyssey and was slowing or stopped in the left lane of traffic when they were hit from behind by a Jeep Wrangler.

Hayes Springer, 7, was in a booster seat in the minivan’s third row. He was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he died.

His older brother, 9-year-old Battle Springer, was in a booster seat in the second row. He and his mother were treated for non-critical injuries.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, a 24-year-old man, was not injured. Police say he reported his backpack slid off the front seat of his car just before the crash.

The man said he went to retrieve it, and when he returned his attention to the road, he was unable to avoid the collision.

There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.

The District Attorney’s Office will review the completed investigation.

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