Investigators said a 24-year-old woman is believed to have jumped from an interstate flyover in Madison County, Tennessee, while carrying a baby in the early morning, killing herself and the baby.
The Madison County sheriff’s office said lawmakers responded immediately after midnight to a crash at Shell Station in Low Road, south of Exit 93 on Interstate 40.
While the MPs were on their way, they said they received additional calls from a driver trying to crash into the gas pump. Eyewitnesses reported that the woman got out of the car with a small child, drove to the Interstate Bridge and vanished.
A few minutes later, MPs said they received a call from a driver stating that a “large object” had fallen from the bridge and collided with his truck, while he was traveling west on the I-40.
When the deputies arrived, they said they had found the bodies of 24-year-old Tonisha Lachey Parker and a child. The child’s name and age were not disclosed.
No additional information was immediately released.
The accident is still under investigation by the Madison County Police Office.