Woman dead, 4 injured in I-65 crash in Williamson County

(Courtesy: Angel Cole)

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was killed and four more injured in a crash on Interstate 65 in Williamson County Monday, closing both sides of the interstate for hours.

It happened in southbound lanes around 4 p.m. in Williamson County just after Interstate 840 and before the Saturn Parkway exit.

Four vehicles were involved–two sedans that collided head-on, a tractor-trailer, and a Jeep, which burst into flames.

(Courtesy: Cj Pedrick)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported  the driver of the Jeep, 35-year-old Michelle Sampson, of Franklin, was killed in the crash. Two more victims were flown to area hospitals via helicopter and another two were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Sampson’s Jeep and a Nissan sedan were traveling northbound on I-65 when both cars crossed the median and into southbound traffic, according to the THP crash report. Sampson reportedly collided with the tractor-trailer head-on and both vehicles came to rest in the tree line next to the roadway.

The Nissan hit a Hyundai sedan head-on and stopped in the southbound lanes.

PHOTOS: Deadly crash on Interstate 65

All lanes of Interstate 65 were shut down until northbound traffic began moving around 5:30 p.m. Hours later at 8 p.m., officials said they were moving both north and southbound traffic to the northbound side of the interstate. The southbound side remained closed.

The interstate remained partially closed until 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers were urged to find alternate routes.

Further details weren’t immediately known.