A car accident on Interstate 24 just north of downtown Nashville took the life of Leesa Almond, 39, as she was driving home from work. She was heading west when a white pickup truck, also traveling west, merged into her lane. Almond swerved into the eastbound lane to avoid hitting the truck. A GMC Jimmy struck her passenger side and a Pontiac Sunfire hit her driver’s side. The men in the Sunfire and Jimmy were treated for injuries.
Law enforcement officials are on the search for the white pickup that caused Almond to veer into eastbound traffic. They believe it is a 2007 GMC pickup with Arkansas plates that read 864 RMD. Police encourage anyone with information to call the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Almond lived with her 80-year-old father Robert 100 miles from Nashville. Robert said she had just found the “perfect job.” He implores the driver to come forward.
“I think if he’s got any conscience at all, it would be guilty,” Robert said. “He should just turn himself in. They’re going to find him. They have his tag number.”
This is a terrible tragedy made even worse by the guilty party’s refusal to face the consequences of his or her actions. We hope the authorities find the driver soon to provide a bit of solace to the victim’s grieving father. Our prayers go out to him.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4