A multi-vehicle accident on I-40 in Cumberland County yesterday at the 324 mile marker resulted in numerous injuries. A summary of the crash is below the list of drivers and passengers involved (6 vehicles with 8 injuries):
2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer operated by 25-year-old Nachhater Singh of Frensno, California – charged with failure to exercise due care
Passenger – 21-year-old Jodhbir Singh of Whittier, California
2018 Honda Odyssey operated by 32-year-old Pankajkumar Patel of Crossville – INJURED
Passengers – 35-year-old Reena Patel of Crossville – INJURED, 5-year-old male – INJURED, and a 1-year-old female – INJURED
2010 Honda Ridgeline driven by 41-year-old Nicholas Lingerfelt of Kingsport, Tennesse – INJURED
Passenger – 36-year-old Ashleigh Lingerfelt of Kingsport, Tennessee – INJURED
2020 Nissan Kick operated by 31-year-old Ryan Kozlowski of Greenbrier, Tennessee
Passengers – 32-year-old Lauren Tullos of Nashville – INJURED, 8-year-old male – INJURED
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 31-year-old William Eichholtz of Knoxville
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by 34-year-old James Smith from Hendersonville, Tennessee
Passengers – 34-year-old Jessica Blum of Hendersonville, Tennessee and a 7-year-old male
Troopers says all injuries were considered non-life threatening.
Here is the account of the accident by the Tennessee Highway Patrol:
All vehicles involved were traveling east on I-40 in the left lane and approaching a bridge construction site. Vehicle #4, vehicle #5 and vehicle #6 were stopped in the left lane because of a traffic back up. Vehicle # 2 and vehicle #3 were slowing behind the other vehicles. Vehicle #1 was unable to stop and struck vehicle #2 in the rear end. Vehicle #2 was pushed into and struck vehicle #3. Vehicle #3 was pushed into vehicle #4. Vehicle #4 was pushed into vehicle #5. Vehicle #5 was pushed into vehicle #6.