UPDATE: Fatal accident on Interstate 840 Thursday morning

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UPDATE: WGNS has more news on an early Thursday (7/27/2017) morning accident. The wreck occurred just before 2 AM on Interstate 840 about a mile before the Almaville Road Exit.

26-Year-old Erika Puffenbarger was driving into the Murfreesboro area when she apparently lost control and drove her mid-sized SUV off the roadway. After running off the road the vehicle flipped and rolled several times before coming to a stop in the median.

Puffenbarger was ejected from the SUV and then struck by an oncoming semi-truck. She was killed on the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigation shows that she was not wearing her safety belt.

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The truck that struck the Bell Buckle woman failed to stop. Authorities are attempting to locate the driver of the big rig that was described as being a white truck with a white trailer.

Also in the vehicle were her three children: ages 10, 8 and 3. The 3-year-old was the only child that was buckled in, but was still injured. Both the 8 and 10-year-old children also had to be taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time, however they did survive the collision.

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If you were in the area when the collision happened, you are encouraged to contact the THP at 615-232-2936.

Source:

  • INVESTIGATING AGENCY: TN HIGHWAY PATROL
  • INVESTIGATED BY: TRP GREENE
  • LOCAL AGENCY COMPLAINT NUMBER: 317044502
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