Mother, daughter injured in I-24 rear-end collision

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rear-end collision on Interstate 24 Sunday that sent a woman and her five-year old daughter to the hospital.

According to the police report, a vehicle operated by 23-year old Tyler Murry of Missouri was traveling eastbound on I-24 in the left lane near the 78 mile marker when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer also traveling in the left lane. As he merged into the right lane, he quickly came upon a vehicle operating at a much slower speed with its flashers on.

That vehicle was operated by 27-year old Crystal Prowell of Antioch, Tennessee, who reportedly had had a tire blow earlier on I-24 and had been advised not to drive faster than 55 miles per hour on the spare. She reportedly told deputies she was driving about 30 miles per hour. Murry reportedly attempted to swerve into the right shoulder to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so and struck the rear of Prowell’s vehicle.

Prowell and her five-year old daughter, who reportedly hit her head hard on the car seat, were transported to Tennova Healthcare for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Murry was not injured and everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt or proper restraints.