THP: Woman dies after crashing SUV on I-840, being hit by semi

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 26-year-old woman died after she wrecked her SUV on Interstate 840 and was run over by a semi. Three children were also injured.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. near Arrington in Williamson County.

The traffic report states Erika Puffenberger, 26, was driving a Ford Explorer in eastbound lanes when she went off the left side of the road.

The SUV rolled and landed in the center median, throwing Puffenberger from the vehicle.

(Courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

The woman was then run over an 18-wheeler, described as being a white truck with a white trailer. Puffenberger died at the scene.

There were three children inside the SUV when the crash happened. The THP says they were ages 3, 8, and 10. The traffic report notes the 10-year-old was not wearing a seat belt and the 3-year-old was in a child safety device that wasn’t properly used.

The opinion of the trooper who took the report is that safety restraints would’ve made a difference in the crash.

The THP is now asking that if anyone has any additional information pertaining to the truck or driver that hit Puffenbarger to please contact them at 615-232-2936.