TDOT to review highway where pileup killed 2

(AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation will study a section of a limited-access highway north of Nashville where a 50-car pileup this month left two people dead.

A review of the Dec. 1 crash in Sumner County and the response to it concluded emergency workers' handling of it was as good as could be expected, according to The Tennessean.

Freezing fog sharply reduced the visibility that morning on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and caused slick patches on an elevated section of the highway near Hendersonville. Traffic started piling up in the eastbound lanes of the highway. Ultimately, more than four dozen vehicles smashed into each other.

One man died when his car ran under the back of a tractor-trailer truck and another man died after driving himself to a hospital.

Information from: The Tennessean.

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