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Crash kills woman on I-24

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

Staff Reports

A woman was killed Friday in a crash involving multiple vehicles that occurred on I-24 eastbound in Coffee County. Mary Anne Lasch, 71, of Fort Myers, Fla., was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, went across the median and clipped another vehicle in oncoming traffic.

According to a report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just after 8 p.m. near mile-marker 105. Lasch lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason while traveling westbound and crossed into the eastbound lanes, clipping another vehicle. A third vehicle T-boned Lasch’s, spinning her vehicle around and causing her to strike a fourth vehicle head-on. Lasch’s vehicle flipped over onto its top, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to THP.

Five others were injured in the crash, the report said. Injured in one of vehicles were Delvone D, Maddox, 28, Holland Branch, 26, and Danisha Maddox, 26, all of Louisville, Ky. Injured in another vehicle were Kevin E. Derby, 51, and Shirley Derby, 50, both of St. Peters, Mo. Three others involved were not injured. Conditions of those injured were not released.