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.

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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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