27-year-old Antioch woman killed in I-440 crash - WSMV News 4


27-year-old Antioch woman killed in I-440 crash

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An Antioch woman who died in the a multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 440 in west Nashville has been identified.

Tammy S. Santomango, 37, of Ramstone Way in Antioch, was killed in the crash about 1:30 p.m. on I-440 near the exits for West End Avenue and Murphy Road.

Metro police said Santomango was driving eastbound in a Lincoln Town Car when the vehicle suddenly crossed into the westbound lanes, striking a Ford F150 pickup that was pulling a trailer.

"Even at 55 mph coming over that berm, with something that probably weights 4,200-4,500 pounds making contact with the 4-by-4 pickup truck hauling a trailer, there was some pretty serious energy to get brought into that," Metro police Sgt. Bob Sheffield said.

Police said drivers behind the truck tried to swerve, but it didn't work and caused a GMC Yukon to roll coming to rest on the other side of the interstate.

Officers closed traffic in both directions of I-440 for several hours, and several people were rushed to area hospitals.

Police said Santomango was not wearing a seat belt, and they said they don't believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the deadly crash.

It was a dangerous weekend on many Midstate highways.

Officials said 35-year-old Ruben Prado-Pena drove the wrong way on I-24 in Rutherford County, crashing head-on into the car Saturday morning. Cynthia Joyner from Chattanooga died and three others were injured.

But Pena didn't stick around. Officers said he took off and remains nowhere to be seen.

Another crash Sunday afternoon briefly closed I-40 westbound near the Demonbreun Street exit.

Police found a Chevrolet Camaro pinned underneath a semi truck, and several people had to be taken to the hospital.

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