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Medical Issue May Have Played Role in Five-Vehicle Collision


February 21, 2014


A medical issue may have caused the death of an 81-year-old Hendersonville woman who was involved in Friday morning’s five- vehicle collision at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and South Gallatin Pike.
Mildred Haas was driving a 2002 Buick sedan eastbound on Old Hickory Boulevard.   As Haas approached the intersection, she did not appear to slow or brake for the red light.  The Buick struck the rear of a 2002 Mercedes.  The driver of the Mercedes, Kenneth Martin, 62, had stopped for the light.  The impact caused the Mercedes to collide with the rear of another vehicle stopped at the light, a 2005 Chrysler van, driven by Gerard Blouin, 56.  The Buick then crossed through the intersection and sideswiped a 2010 Honda Civic before colliding head-on with the driver of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, Rosalind Spann, 50.
Haas was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died.  Martin, of Goodlettsville, Spann, of Bixler Avenue, and Blouin, of Franklin, Tennessee, were all transported to Skyline Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Civic, Mary Wright, 86, of Rosebank Avenue, was not injured.