One-car crash leaves mother, son dead

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 1:00am

A Nashville mother and her 3-year-old son have died as the result of a one-car crash at 8:35 yesterday morning on Hart Lane at the Ellington Parkway interchange.

The victims are identified as Jamie A. Zapata, 23, and Juan Zapata. Injured in the crash were two other children of Jamie Zapata, Raquel Zapata, age 2, and Cieanna Zapata, age 6 months. The family resided at 1020 N. Fifth St.

The investigation indicates that Jamie Zapata was driving a 1987 Toyota Corolla westbound on Hart Lane when the car strayed into the eastbound lane of traffic as it approached Ellington Parkway. One driver traveling in the eastbound lane took evasive action and avoided a collision. Another eastbound driver was sideswiped by Zapata

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