A car crash on Interstate 24 in Tennessee killed six girls and injured two others.
Emergency crews responded to a car accident near Mile Marker 23 on I-24 West early Sunday morning that caused “extreme damage” after the car flipped over, Robertson County Emergency Medical Services said in a statement. I’m here. .
Paramedics pronounced six girls dead at the scene. All of the girls were found outside their overturned car after they were believed to have been ejected in an accident, officials said. According to RCEMS, they “appeared to range from age 1 to she was 18.”
An adult woman, who investigators believe was thrown from the vehicle, was found in critical condition. Authorities said she was treated at the scene before being airlifted to a local hospital.
The adult man who was driving the car was in a stable condition and suffered minor injuries. RCEMS said he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Paramedics also attended to the driver of another vehicle near the overturned vehicle. RCEMS said he was “ambulatory at the scene with no complaints of injury”.
Authorities have not identified any of the victims, and it is not immediately clear if any of them are related. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
“Our office recognizes the incredible difficulty of this scene,” RCEMS said. “Please involve families and others in your thoughts and prayers.”
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