One killed in I-40 wreck Sunday

From Post staff reports

A Mt. Juliet woman was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 near mile marker 235.

The accident occurred at approximately 3 a.m., in the westbound lane, said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen.

The victim was identified as Megan Carter, 26, of Mt. Juliet, a passenger.

Bowen said once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that Carter had been ejected from the vehicle and was deceased. Police believe that Carter was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, he said.

The driver and another passenger were treated at the scene for their injuries and released.

Police believe that speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the crash, Bowen said, adding it is being investigated by Field Training Officer Steve Green of the Lebanon Police Departments Crash Reconstruction Team.