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Two suffer severe injuries in Broad Street wreck

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Two people suffered severe injuries and three others were hurt early Wednesday in a three-car crash on Northwest Broad Street, according to police.

The driver of one vehicle, Jeffrey Barrett, 34, of 1306 W. Northfield Blvd., and a passenger in another vehicle were taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of severe injuries, police reported. Three other people sustained minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt.

It happened at 6:30 Wednesday morning near 2250 NW Broad St., when a blue Dodge Caravan traveling northwest on Broad Street lost control and struck a silver Olds Alero traveling in the same direction, police reported. The Caravan crossed the median into the southeast lanes of Broad Street and was hit on the passenger side by a black Honda Odyssey traveling southeast on Broad, according to police.

Barrett, who was driving the Caravan, and a passenger in the Odyssey sustained serious injuries. Martha Carpenter, 57, of Powell, Tenn., suffered minor injuries. Also hurt were Chester Carpenter, 61, of Powell, and Zachary Carpenter, 18, and William Carpenter, 18 of Powell.

Paul Underwood, 57, of Lascassas Highway, who was driving the Olds Alero, was not injured.

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