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HIGHWAY PATROL RESPONDS TO MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH ON I-40 IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY; SEVERAL INJURED

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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):

Vehicle #1

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

Vehicle #2   

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

Vehicle #3  

2010 Honda Ridgeline  driven by 41-year-old Nicholas Lingerfelt of Kingsport, Tennesse – INJURED

Passenger – 36-year-old Ashleigh Lingerfelt of Kingsport, Tennessee – INJURED

Vehicle #4 

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

Driver #5 

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 31-year-old William Eichholtz of Knoxville

Driver #6 

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.


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