Police ID woman killed in head-on collision

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 2:43pm

Metro Police say the woman killed in this morning’s two-vehicle collision on Tulip Grove Road at Leesa Ann Lane is Paige Elizabeth Thornhill, 19, of Hermitage.

Thornhill was traveling north on Tulip Grove Road in an Acura Integra when she lost control on the slick, wet pavement, crossed into the southbound lane of travel, and collided head-on with a Mitsubishi Montero SUV, according to police.

Thornhill was not wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Eddie James Alford, 36, of Mt. Juliet, and his two children, who are ages 5 and 3, were transported to Summit Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. All three were properly restrained at the time of the crash.