According to WTVF-TV, one woman and a 4-year-old child were killed in a car accident last month in Nolensville.
WTVF reported that the crash occurred on Nolensville Road, in South Nolensville, when 28-year-old Crystal Maier drove a black Honda into oncoming traffic.
Investigators told WTVF that prior to the fatal crash, Maier’s vehicle clipped two cars before traveling a short distance and slamming head-on into another vehicle. In all, five vehicles were involved in the crash.
Eileen Sorto, 4, was thrown from the backseat of a Nissan Maxima involved in the crash and died en route to a hospital. Maier died at the scene of the crash. Neither Sorto nor Maier were wearing seatbelts.
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said that alcohol might have played a role in the crash. Investigators reportedly found alcohol inside Maier’s vehicle.
Sorto’s mother, Jessica Rosales, 32, was transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. One of the cars involved in the crash had both its driver and passenger flee the scene, and both were charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The driver of the vehicle reportedly did not have a valid license.
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