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1 dead, 2 injured in wreck on Briley Parkway near Centennial Blvd.


Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 6:15 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A Nashville man was killed in a crash involving a car and a chipper truck on Briley Parkway north near the Centennial Boulevard exit on Wednesday.

Joe D. Long, 74, was killed in the crash that occurred at 12:15 p.m.

Police said Long’s Ford Fusion was either stopped or travelling at a low speed when the truck rounded a curve and struck it from behind. The impact pushed the car onto the right should and then into a ditch. Long was pinned in the car and died at the scene. His two adult children were able to get out of the car. They were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

One of Long’s passengers said the car was having problems and was unable to travel above 15 mph and that Long was trying to get it home.

The driver of the chipper truck said he was unable to avoid the crash.

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