A child has died and his mother was hurt in a hit-and-run collision allegedly caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon.
The crash was reported about 1:30 p.m. at mile marker 66, near Sam Ridley Parkway. The child, his mother and his sister were outside their car changing a flat tire when they were struck.
A woman has died after a crash last week on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Police said 86-year-old Lottie M. Hunter was driving a Chevrolet Aveo westbound near the intersection with Motlow College Boulevard about 5 p.m. Friday when she failed to stop at the red light, striking a Chevrolet Cruze.
Hunter was transported to the hospital, along with the occupants of the Cruze, Leonard and Diane Moore, both 55 and of Smyrna.
A motorcyclist was killed when officials say he crashed his bike into a minivan on eastbound Interstate 24 Monday night.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, witnesses say 27-year-old Robert Sullivan was driving behind a Dodge Caravan at a high rate of speed before he crashed into the minivan near mile marker 79 at 8:45 p.m.
The motorcycle caught on fire, and Sullivan was killed in the crash.