NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police have a mystery on their hands: who was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry that ended up with a guardrail piercing its driver's side door?

About 5:30 Wednesday morning, police responded to a call of a possible hit and run on I-40 eastbound. The Camry was at mile marker 217.4, which is between Donelson Pike and Stewarts Ferry Pike.

The driver was no where to be found; there was no blood in the car, although the air bag went off.

The guardrail had folded in two; the point pierced the door and ended up more than a foot inside the drivers' compartment.

The guardrail was manufactured by SKT.

According to a TDOT spokesperson, that is not one of the brands they have had problems with.

Two years ago, TDOT removed X-LITE guardrail ends after seven people died nationwide in guardrail impalements involving X-LITES.

Steven Eimer's daughter was one of them.

"I'm a David fighting a pretty big Goliath," he told News4 as he began his campaign to remove the X-LITES.

The Camry is at the Metro police tow-in lot. Papers in the car show it belongs to a woman in Bethpage, TN, which is in Sumner County.

The mystery - was she driving? Was her car stolen?

Metro Police haven't released the report yet. TDOT said it will follow up to see if the guardrail malfunctioned in any way. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Nancy Amons is an award-winning member of the News4 Investigates team. She has been breaking stories in Middle Tennessee for more than 20 years.

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