Fatal crash on highway 412 claims life of toddler
MADISON, Tenn — A fatal crash claimed the lives of two people on Highway 412 near law road including the life of a little girl.
Tennessee highway patrol said three-year-old Rylie Oliver and 23-year-old Danielle Hale were killed when their four door Nissan Sentra with three other people inside was hit from behind by 66 year-old Janice Gourley. The preliminary report states the Sentra had slowed down for a funeral procession passing on the opposite side of the highway.
The preliminary report said Hale was not wearing her seat belt and three-year-old Rylie was in a car seat but not strapped in properly.
Gourley, who was driving by herself in a Chevrolet Captiva SUV, was ejected from the car.
Three people were flown to a Memphis hospital and the others were taken to Jackson-Madison general Hospital.
Traffic was halted and slowed as the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crash.
The preliminary report also shows none of the individuals in either cars were wearing seat belts. State Troopers on the scene said the seat belts could have made a difference in the outcome of the crash.