WILLIAMSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four vehicles carrying a total of 11 people crashed on Interstate 65 South in Williamson County on Wednesday.
At least two people were thrown from an SUV in the violent wreck that happened between Concord Road and Moores Lane at 2:50 p.m.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a driver and witness both reported a gray minivan attempted to change lanes toward the median when it came into the path of a Nissan Sentra.
The Sentra’s driver then swerved into the emergency lane and over-corrected, sending it back into Interstate 65 and across two lanes of traffic.
The Sentra then hit a Chevrolet Suburban before it was hit by a Mazda, sending both sedans into the concrete barrier. The THP says the Mazda was then hit by a Mercedes Benz.
According to the traffic report, the Suburban “violently” rolled across all four lanes of traffic until it hit the guardrail on the other side.
THP officials say the driver, a 71-year-old man from Winchester, was wearing a seat belt—but none of the seven passengers, all in their 70s, were wearing one. Two of them were thrown from the SUV and onto the interstate.
Everyone inside the Suburban was injured, as was the driver of the Sentra. None of their conditions were immediately released.