Five children, young adult killed after car collides with vehicle, rolls over in Tennessee

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. — Five girls and an 18-year-old woman died Sunday morning when their car rolled over after a collision with another vehicle in Tennesee, authorities said.

Robertson County EMS Director Brent Dyer said in a news release the ages of the six appeared to range from 1 to 18.

The crash happened at about 2 a.m. in Pleasant View near exit 24 on Interstate 24. The interstate was closed for hours but has been fully re-opened by mid-day on Sunday.

The six, along with two adults, a man and woman, were traveling in a red Toyota Camry. The two adults were injured. The woman, who is in critical condition, was taken to a local hospital, and the man was taken another nearby hospital. The man in the other vehicle was not injured.

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Emergency crews from Robertson and Cheatham counties responded to assess and treat the injured people. The Vanderbilt LifeFlight 3 helicopter was also part of the rescue.

The Toyota flipped after it collided with another car and the girls and woman were ejected from their vehicle, Dyer said.

The crash is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Five children, young adult killed in car crash on I-24 in Tennesseee