UPDATE: Several Vehicles in Highway 231 Crash in Christiana

A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 231 South in Christiana sent several people to the hospital. It happened Monday night near Christiana Elementary School. Several cars and a tractor trailer truck were involved. Reports indicate a 2-year old child was thrown from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. The THP reports that a seat-belt malfunction led to the child being ejected from a Nissan Maxima.

Two air ambulances (LifeFlight Helicopter) were on the scene and traffic on the busy highway between Murfreesboro and Shelbyville was snarled for some time. As soon as the THP wrapped up their report they headed directly to a second accident that was located on 231 South in Murfreesboro. 

No word on the extent of the injuries to those involved in the accident at this time.

Details from the TN Highway Patrol

Date: 2/24/14
Time: 7:09 pm
Hwy: Hwy 231
Nearest Intersection: McKaig Rd
County: Rutherford

Vehicle 1: Chevy Silverado

Driver 1
Name: Rodello Cenizal - Injured
Age: 47
From: Bell Buckle, TN
Seat belt: No
*Transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt

Vehicle 2: Nissan Maxima

Driver 2
Name: Josh Carney - Injured
Age: 35
From: Shelbyville, TN
Seat belt: YES
*Transported by EMS ground to St Thomas Rutherford 

Passenger 1
Name: Male Juvenile - Injured
Age: 2
From: Shelbyville, TN
Properly restrained: YES (appears to have been seat belt failure)
*Transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt 

Vehicle 3: Freightliner tractor trailer (truck only)

Driver 3
Name: Aaron Anderson - No Injury
Age: 29
From: Murfreesboro, TN
Seat belt: YES

Crash description: Traffic was stopped due to a previous crash. Vehicle 3 was stopped in the traffic lane. Vehicle 2 was slowing to a stop behind vehicle 3. Vehicle 1 approached from behind at a hight rate of speed and struck the rear of vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 then rotated and traveled off the left side of the roadway, where passenger (male juvenile) was ejected. Vehicle 1 impacted the rear of vehicle 3 and rotated and went off the right side of the road. 

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