Updated: October 11, 2017


A FRANKLIN WOMAN IS DEAD AND FOUR MORE INJURED AFTER THE DEADLY CRASH THAT CLOSED BOTH SIDES OF INTERSTATE 65 ON MONDAY.  ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS, THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AROUND 4:15 PM ON I65 BETWEEN SATURN PARKWAY AND 840.  NEW DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN THAT FOUR VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED INCLUDING TWO SEDANS, A TRACTOR TRAILER AND A JEEP WHICH BURST INTO FLAMES. TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS THE DRIVER OF THE JEEP, MICHELLE SAMPSON, 35, OF FRANKLIN, WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH.  SAMPSON'S JEEP AND A NISSAN SEDAN WERE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND WHEN BOTH VEHICLES CROSSED THE MEDIAN AND INTO SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC HITTING THE OTHER TWO VEHICLES INVOLVED HEAD ON.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.