Teen changing tire for his mother alongside I-24 struck by a motorist and killed

Teen changing tire for his mother alongside I-24 struck by a motorist and killed | fatal accident, accident, Murfreesboro accident, I-24 wreck, I-24 accident, Tina Wilson

Suspect Tina L. Wilson

UPDATE:  A fatal accident was reported around 1:00 on Thursday afternoon in Smyrna on I-24 at mile marker 66. 13-Year old Clifton Braunwalder was in the process of changing a tire on his mother's vehicle on the side of I-24 when he and his mom, Sondra Braunwalder, were struck by a passing motorist. The young man who was changing the tire was killed and his mother was injured, but the extent of the mothers injuries have not been released. The teens younger 12-year old sister was not hurt. The driver of the vehicle that struck the mother and son fled the scene, but was caught in Davidson County. 

33-year old Tina L. Wilson from Murfreesboro was followed away from the accident scene by a witness. That witness notified authorities and Troopers tracked her car down and arrested her. She was given a field sobriety test and then placed in handcuffs. The THP report shows that Wilson is suspected of being under the influence of drugs. Wilson is facing charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash and multiple other charges are pending, including DUI. 

From the TN Highway Patrol

****** TENNESSEE MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITY REPORT TELETYPE ******

LOCAL AGENCY COMPLAINT NUMBER:314016985

DATE:     04/10/14       TIME: 12:40

TOTALS:   KILLED: 01     INJURED: 01     NOT INJURED: 02     VEHICLES: 02

COUNTY:  RUTHERFORD     CITY: SMYRNA

HIGHWAY: I-24 West Bound Mile Marker 66   POSTED SPEED: 70 

INVESTIGATING AGENCY: TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL-NASHVILLE

INVESTIGATED BY:  TROOPER DANA VANN

 

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

VEHICLE # 01

YEAR: 2003   MAKE: OLDSMOBILE   MODEL: ALERO   BODY TYPE: 4 DOOR SEDAN

LICENSE PLATE NUMBER: 

STATE: TN

PULLING TRAILER: NO

 

DRIVER # 01         INJURY TYPE: NO INJURY

NAME: Tina L. Wilson

SEX: F   RACE: W   AGE:33 

ADDRESS: 

CITY: MURFREESBORO   STATE: TN

STATE: TN

DRINKING? NO   

TEST REQUESTED? YES

DRUGS? YES   

TEST REQUESTED? YES

 

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

VEHICLE # 02

YEAR: 1998   MAKE: CHEVROLET   MODEL: CAVALIER   BODY TYPE: 4 DOOR SEDAN

LICENSE PLATE NUMBER: 

STATE: TN

PULLING TRAILER: NO

 

DRIVER # 02         

INJURY TYPE: INJURED

NAME: Sondra S. Braunwalder - Standing outside of car

SEX: F   RACE: W   AGE:47

ADDRESS: 

CITY: LASCASSAS   STATE: TN

STATE: TN

DRINKING? NO   

TEST REQUESTED? YES

DRUGS? NO   

TEST REQUESTED? YES

 

PASSENGER INFORMATION:

PASSENGER # 01, IN VEHICLE #: 01 with Tina L. Wilson     INJURY TYPE: NO INJURY

NAME: Jennifer C. Hernandez 

SEX: F   RACE: W   AGE: 31

CITY: MURFREESBORO   STATE: TN

 

PEDESTRIAN INFORMATION (Changing Tire):

PEDESTRIAN #: 01     

INJURY TYPE: KILLED

NAME: Clifton Braunwalder

SEX: M   RACE: W   AGE: 13

CITY: LASCASSAS   STATE: TN

 

PERSON CHARGED: WILSON, TINA

CHARGES(S): LEAVING SCENE OF FATAL CRASH, OTHERS PENDING

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CRASH:

VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 24 AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. VEHICLE 1 WAS CHANGING LANES AND LOST CONTROL. VEHICLE 1 THEN WENT OFF THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT AND STRUCK THE DECEASED WHO WAS CHANGING A FLAT TIRE ON THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, THEN STRUCK VEHICLE 2 THAT WAS PARKED WITH A FLAT TIRE, THEN STRUCK ANOTHER PERSON THAT WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE 1 THEN FLED THE SCENE AND WAS FOLLOWED BY A WITNESS TO A SECONDARY LOCATION. CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE, FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED, AND THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST.

SONDRA BRAUNWALDER IS LISTED ON THIS REPORT AS DRIVER OF VEHICLE 2. SHE WAS ACTUALLY THE SECOND PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT AND WAS INJURED.

Note

Woman accused of striking teen on I-24 had prior run in with the law in 2013. See report HERE. 

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