Six Young Girls Lose Their Lives in Tragic Tennessee Highway Accident

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As the news of the tragic incident spread, the small town of Tennessee was filled with an overwhelming sense of grief and sorrow. The six young girls, full of dreams and aspirations, had their lives cut short in a blink of an eye. Their families, friends, and the entire community were left to grapple with the harsh reality of their loss.

Six Girls Die 

In the early hours of Sunday, March 26, six girls died when their car flipped over after hitting a barrier on a Tennessee Highway.

The Car Suddenly Changes Direction

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Authorities on the scene identified the vehicle as a five-seater red Toyota Camry. They concluded it was going down Interstate 24 West when it suddenly went off the road and collided with a shoulder barrier near Exit 24 in Robertson County.

Six Girls And An Adult Female Get Ejected Out Of The Vehicle 

The collision caused the Toyota to flip over and eject all six girls and an adult female out on the road.

Dead At The Scene

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Emergency personnel found the six girls outside the crashed vehicle and declared all of them dead at the scene after concluding that they may have been ejected after the car flipped over.

The Adult Woman Gets Airlifted To The Hospital

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The adult woman, who was also believed to be ejected from the car, was found by the emergency personnel in critical condition and received minor treatments on the scene before being airlifted to a hospital nearby.

The Car Drivers Receives Treatment Nearby 

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The driver, the only male in the car, sustained minor injuries but was said to be stable. He was driven to a local hospital via an ambulance, as reported by RCEMS.

Another Vehicle Was Involved

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The Robertson County Emergency Medical Services statement states, "Only one other vehicle was involved. The vehicle was a car that was found upside down with very extensive damage."

The Driver Of The Second Car

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The driver of the second car also received treatment from emergency personnel who reported that he "had no complaints of injury and was ambulatory on scene."

Reporting To Responders

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RCEMS reported, "Another adult male was ambulatory on the scene and reported to responders that he had been in this car. This man was stable with what appeared to be minor injuries at that time."

Victims Remain Unidentified

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The victims' names remain unknown, but the chief of the county's emergency management services, Brent-Dyer, revealed that they ranged from 1 year to 18 years in age. 

Related Or Not?

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Besides their names, another thing remains unknown as officials have been unable to determine whether they are related to each other.

A Truck May Be Involved

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Further reports suggest that a pickup truck found around half a mile away from the collision may have been involved in the deathly crash.

The Truck Crashed Half A Mile Away From The Scene

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While the details of this assumption remain unknown, it is confirmed that the truck collided with a barrier under a bridge half a mile from the crash.

Providing Mental Health Support 

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Robertson County Emergency Medical Services revealed that all the responders on the scene were provided mental health support.

Responders Receive Counseling

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In their report, the RCEMS stated, "Further coordination to involve professional mental health and counseling services for responders has been established."

Details Of Rescue Units 

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They added, "A total of four Advanced Life Support ambulances responded to this scene and one helicopter/air ambulance."

Assessing The Nine Victims

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Furthermore, "Initial arriving units worked quickly to search for, assess and triage the total nine patients involved."

Cause Of The Crash 

The cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed, but the Tennessee Highway Patrol department continues to investigate the crash for more answers.

Keeping The Family In Prayers

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The RCEMS concluded by saying, "Our office recognizes the incredible difficulty of this scene. Please keep the families and persons involved in your thoughts and prayers."