Medical Center accident

Police investigate a fatal wreck on Medical Center Parkway on Sunday.

An Antioch man has died, and three others were hurt, including a five-year-old child, following a near head-on collision on Medical Center Parkway on Sunday, police said.

The crash was the result of allegedly driving too fast in the rain, the Murfreesboro Police Department said.

Police responded at 5:26 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2008 Honda Accord was traveling west on Medical Center Parkway and lost control as she crossed the bridge near Warren Street, the MPD said. The woman allegedly was driving too fast for the weather conditions, causing the vehicle to hydroplane and swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a 2002 Ford Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang and a back-seat passenger, 34-year-old Maximo Chicaj-Lopez of Antioch, were extricated from the vehicle by members of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, police said. Chicaj-Lopez was initially assessed on the scene by personnel with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS) and MFRD, but later died at the hospital. The driver and a front-seat passenger were transported to the hospital by RCEMS with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured, but a 5-year-old female was also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. The 5-year-old was not in a child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat, the MPD said.

No charges have been filed, the MPD said. The investigation continues.

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