Police identify semi driver who died in I-24 crash, search for woman involved
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Metro Nashville Police have identified a Chicago man as the fatality in Thursday night's semi crash and are now searching for the woman who caused the crash.
Police say 27-year-old Katelynn Bruce of LaVergne was driving her Chevy Cobalt west on I-24 when she lost control of her car and struck the semi. The impact caused both Bruce and the semi to cross two lanes of traffic.
The truck rolled onto it's side, slid through a light pole, went through a guardrail and took down a tree before leaving the roadway. The driver of the truck, identified as 31-year-old Fahiye Mohamed Nur of Chicago, died at the scene.
Police say Bruce was not seriously injured and declined being taken to the hospital by ambulance. Instead, she told officers a friend would take her to Skyline Medical Center.
However, police say Bruce never went to the hospital or any other hospitals. They are now trying to locate Bruce and question her now that a through investigation of the crash scene has been conducted.
Investigators are filing the investigation with the District Attorney's Office to see if charges will be filed.