Fatal Head-On Crash Closes Tom Austin Hwy Tuesday Night

Deadly Head-On Crash Closes Tom Austin Hwy Tuesday Evening


ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) –Tom Austin Hwy at Cave Springs Rd on the backside of the county was closed for a number of hours Tuesday night time following a deadly head-on crash involving two SUVs.

The primary name got here into 911 simply after 8 pm. LOCATION OF CRASH

Officers instructed Smokey Barn Information that one individual (an grownup male) misplaced their life within the crash. One other grownup male has been transported non-critical to Vanderbilt Medical Heart in Nashville. Two male juveniles are additionally headed to Vanderbilt Kids’s hospital, one severe, the opposite noncritical.

As extra info turns into accessible, we are going to deliver it to you. Refresh this web page for updates.

UPDATE: Nov 24 2020 10 am.

The Tennessee Freeway Patrol has launched their preliminary findings on the accident. In response to the THP, 17-year-old Jose A Ortiz Mendoza of Cedar Hill, TN, died within the crash.

In response to the THP’s preliminary report, Mendoza, driving his 1998 Chevy Tahoe and 30-year-old James B Dawson of Greenbrier, driving a 2014 Chevy Tahoe, had been touring in reverse instructions on Freeway 431 close to Cave Springs Highway in Robertson County when Dawson’s SUV crossed the middle line and struck Mendoza’s automobile head-on. Each autos got here to relaxation within the northbound lane of Freeway 431. Mendoza was pronounced lifeless on the scene.


Dawson was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Heart in Nashville, we should not have an replace on his situation. Two occupants touring with Dawson, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old (each boys) had been additionally injured. In response to Robertson County EMS, each boys had been transported to Vanderbilt’s Kids’s hospital in Nashville, one in severe situation, the opposite noncritical.

In response to the THP’s report, everybody in each autos had been correctly restrained.

UPDATE: Thanksgiving day 2020

On the eve of Thanksgiving day, pals of Jose’s hosted a truck-meet in his reminiscence in Burke’s parking in Springfield. The group of effectively over 2 hundred gathered round Jose’s household to have fun the lifetime of a buddy and say goodbye to a son.

On Thanksgiving day, donations for Jose’s household had been approaching $10,000. CLICK HERE TO DONATE


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