Police identify woman killed in I-24 crash

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:37am
Staff reports

Metro police have identified the victim in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Interstate 24 as Elizabeth J. Joyner, 47, of Piccadilly Row in Antioch.

The crash happened at 10:30 p.m. on I-24 east near the Ellington Parkway exit. Joyner’s husband, Solomon Joyner, 33, told police that as he entered the interstate and changed lanes the 1998 Ford Club Wagon he was driving began to swerve out of control.

Police said witnesses reported the van turned sharply, hitting a guardrail, a cement post and a tree as it left the roadway.

Elizabeth Joyner died at the scene, and Solomon Joyner was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-critical injuries. Police continue to investigate the crash.