CHEATHAM COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - Investigators have identified the person killed in crash involving a car and a log truck on Highway 12 near Neptune Road and West Cheatham Elementary School.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, 79-year-old Essie Simmons from Ashland City died in the wreck, which occurred just after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Simmons attempted to pull out of a private driveway onto Highway 12 when her car was hit by a log truck. THP says the truck did not have time to avoid Simmons' vehicle.

Highway 12 near Neptune Road was closed at the crash site, and drivers were asked to detour in the area.

No charges are expected to be filed.

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