Tennessee Pileup – Traffic in Tennessee was stopped eastbound of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard after a massive 45-car pileup Thursday morning. Hendersonville police say widespread dense fog and ice were to blame. One person was killed at the scene.
Westbound traffic, headed toward Nashville, is also affected with rubbernecking delays. The name of the deceased victim has not been released by authorities.
Seven other people were transported to Hendersonville Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to hospital spokesman Shawna Dixon Zody.
The pileup happened northeast of Nashville in the suburb of Hendersonville on the Blvd. near exit 8 around 7:30 a.m. local time.
Multiple injuries were reported and at least one person was killed. Two school buses were involved in the wreck according to WRCB-TV, but no children were hurt. People involved but were not injured were taken to the Sumner County Administration building in Gallatin.
Widespread dense fog formed throughout the Tennessee Valley this morning. Observations at nearby Nashville Metropolitan Airport showed visibilities between 1/16 of a mile and zero from 6:49 a.m. to 9 a.m. eastern time.
Temperatures during this time frame were in the upper 20s throughout middle Tennessee which led to reports of freezing fog and icy spots on area roadways.