Driver leaves I-40, hits rock wall causing deadly crash

The car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the interstate and slid down an embankment before crashing.
The car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed.
Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 3:58 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2023 at 1:46 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman has died following an early morning crash in West Nashville, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Police said 28-year-old Nicole Switalski was driving a Kia Seltos at a high rate of speed on I-40 West when, for unknown reasons, she left the interstate and traveled down an embankment. The car crashed through an overgrown fence and into a rock retaining wall in front of a home at 1115 Jackson Street.

Switalski was transported to the hospital where she later died.

MNPD’s fatal crash team is working to discover what led to the woman driving off the interstate, although speed was likely a contributing factor.