A Kingston Springs woman was killed Sunday on Sams Creek Road when the vehicle she was riding in crashed head-on with an Ashland City Fire Department truck.
Rachel Davenport, 26, was a passenger in the 1989 Ford Mustang, which collided with the fire truck shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Ashland City fire chief Chuck Walker said the fire truck had been on the scene of a motorcycle accident on Dry Creek Road when the accident occurred.
Two firefighters, Matt Waldron, 34, of Ashland City, and Bret J. Miles, 40, of Smyrna, were on the truck when the accident happened. Waldron was driving the fire truck. Both were wearing seat belts.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, the Mustang, driven by James Davenport, 27, of Kingston Springs, was traveling southbound in the 1200 block of Sams Creek Road when it crossed into the northbound lane of traffic, striking the fire truck head-on.
James Davenport was injured in the accident. He was not wearing a seat belt, while Rachel Davenport was wearing hers, according to the THP report.
No citations were issued, the report stated. However, the case remains under investigation.
Walker said the truck, which was a 1996 model, was damaged and is currently out of service.
According to witnesses, a man driving a tractor-trailer slowed down to let an ambulance and the fire truck pass by and the Mustang was behind the tractor-trailer moments before the collision.
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