Nashville Metro Police say 59-year-old Lois Mader of Ten Mile in northern Meigs County lost her life in a vehicle accident near the I-24/I-65 split yesterday. Officers say her Jeep Wrangler was rear ended while she was in slow moving traffic by a tractor-trailer operated by 65-year-old Alexandre Koul of West Palm Beach, Florida. The impact sent the Jeep into a pickup truck and another tractor-trailer. Four others sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Koul reportedly told police that he had made a lane change just prior to the collision but did not say why he didn’t reduce his speed as he approached traffic.
The accident is under investigation.
(Photo courtesy of Nashville Metro Police)