NASHVILLE, TN.- A Nashville woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Elm Hill Pike and Massman Drive on Saturday evening.
According to News 4 Nashville, the victim, 57-year-old Rhonda Rucker, was stopped at the intersection in her Honda CRV when a driver in a 2010 Ford Mustang rear-ended her. The driver of the Mustang, 18-year-old Kevin Camaja, was heading northbound on Elm Hill Pike and reportedly failed to notice the red light.
The force of the crash sent the vehicles careening across Massman Drive and into a ditch. Rucker’s CRV caught fire, and the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Her passenger, Craig Marsh, 37, of Nashville, was able to escape the burning car but was unable to pull Rucker out. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Marsh was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Camaja was in stable condition and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with severe burn injuries.
The crash is still being investigated, and we will continue to monitor this developing story for updates.
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