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1 killed in six-vehicle crash on I-24 westbound in Antioch

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Police believe speed may have been a factor in a fatal car crash along I-24 Friday.

All lanes of westbound Interstate 24 have reopened Friday evening in Antioch after a fatal crash involving six vehicles.

The crash was reported about 3 p.m. at mile marker 59, just past the exit for Bell Road.

Investigators say Ana Maria Hernandez, who is believed to have been in her mid-30s, of South Nashville was the rear seat passenger in a 2003 Toyota Corolla.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Corolla was traveling west on I-24 at 2:50 p.m. when it encountered slow traffic. 

The Corolla struck a car in the rear and was then itself hit from behind by an SUV. 

The Corolla spun into another traffic lane and was struck by a pickup truck before being hit in the rear by a Freightliner truck. 

Hernandez died at the scene. 

There were no other injuries reported among the occupants of the six other vehicles that received damage.

The driver of the car Hernandez was riding in, along with another passenger were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

All westbound lanes were closed for nearly four hours, while emergency crews worked at the scene.
Eastbound traffic was affected by rubbernecking delays, TDOT reported.

There were no other injuries reported among the occupants of the six other vehicles that received damage.

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