Six young individuals, including a 1-year-old infant, lost their lives in a car accident on a Tennessee freeway early Sunday morning, as they were thrown out of the vehicle. Two adults were also injured, with one in critical condition.
Responders arrived at the crash site in Robertson County at around 2 a.m. to find an overturned car with extensive damage. Unfortunately, all six females, aged between 1 and 18, could not be revived after being ejected from the car, according to Brent Dyer, chief of the county’s emergency management services office.
A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being ejected from the vehicle, while a man suffered minor injuries.
Another vehicle was found nearby, but the driver was unharmed. The identities of those involved in the crash have yet to be released, and it is unclear whether they were related. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
The crash occurred on I-24 near Pleasant View and Springfield, leading to a closure of the highway for several hours before it was reopened later that day. The county’s emergency management office is providing counseling services to responders who were at the scene, recognizing the emotional difficulty of the situation.