NASHVILLE (WSMV) - A woman was killed and several others were injured after seven tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee that spawned during severe storms between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

According to TEMA, the greatest impacts were reported in Franklin, Grundy, Lawrence, Rutherford and Knox counties.

Click here to see an interactive map showing the locations of the tornadoes.

The National Weather Service has confirmed the following information:

  • EF-0 tornado in White County: The storm snapped trees, destroyed a barn and overturned a trailer at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.
  • EF-0 tornado in Lawrence County: The tornado touched down east of Highway 98 and caused minor damage to a home on Hood Hollow Road. It also destroyed several outbuildings.
  • EF-0 tornado in Wayne County: The tornado touched down on Middle Cypress Creek Road. It damaged an outbuilding and caused roof damage to a home.
  • EF-1 tornado in Cannon County: The tornado began on Hurricane Creek Road in Auburntown and destroyed a carport and a barn before heading into DeKalb County.
  • EF-1 tornado in Lawrence County: The tornado touched down on Bluff Road and rolled a mobile home. It also demolished two hay barns and destroyed the dugouts and bleachers at the Loretto baseball field.
  • EF-2 tornado in Rutherford County: The tornado initially touched down in northern Bedford County before moving into Rutherford County. The storm killed one woman when it flipped a home off its foundation on Midland Road. The same tornado also destroyed two silos and a mobile home on Rock Springs Road.
  • EF-2 tornado in Franklin County: The tornado touched down in Franklin County and continued through southeastern Coffee County and then rolled through the heart of Grundy County. Its path length was 39.5 miles.


The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado that spawned 135 mph winds hit the Christiana area of Rutherford County.

Angie Walker, 41, was killed when her home collapsed during the storm in the 8000 block of Midland Road.

Angie Walker

Angie Walker, 41, was killed in the storm in Rutherford County.

Walker, an adjunct professor of psychology at MTSU, is the wife of WGNS Radio President Scott Walker. She was just 10 days away from her 42nd birthday.

"The family would like to thank the community for their love and support during this tragic time," said WGNS Radio in a statement on their website.

Her mother-in-law said Angie Walker was a beautiful, loving, sweet soul. She was deeply involved with her church at New Vision Baptist, where she had been in the process of helping to plan the Murfreesboro Christmas parade.

Crews also responded to a nearby mobile home that flipped over on Rock Springs Midland Road. Two people were taken to the hospital. It's not clear how serious their injuries are.

barley road fire

The fire started around 12:30 a.m. on Barley Road.

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a house fire at 111 Barley Rd. Officials said the blaze was likely caused by lightning striking the attic. The family was able to get outside safely because of their smoke alarm.

Three families total were displaced in Rutherford County due to the severe storms that hit Middle Tennessee overnight.


A cluster of severe storms and two tornadoes downed several large trees and took out power in Lawrence County, according the EMA director.

Crews began assessing the damage and clearing roads around midnight Tuesday.

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A mobile home overturned on Penny Road near Saint Joseph in Lawrence County.

The most severe damage was found in Loretto, Saint Joseph and along the state line near Giles County.

Residents in the city of Loretto were without power for several hours after a utility pole snapped at the corner of U.S. 43 and TN 227.

The bleachers and dugout at the Loretto baseball field were destroyed. Click here to see photos.

Near Saint Joseph, a mobile home overturned on Penny Road and several outbuildings were destroyed on South Ball Park Road.

No major injuries have been reported in Lawrence County at this time, according to the EMA director.


The National Weather Service in Huntsville said preliminary information showed that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Franklin County overnight.

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