Front Royal woman killed in vehicle collision

A Front Royal woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday while she and her family were traveling eastbound in Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement.

The woman, who has been identified as Dawn Aziz, 44, was the passenger in a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban her husband, Hanit Aziz, 38, was driving. Their two sons, a 3-year-old and a 5-month-old, were in the backseat of the SUV, the release states.

The family was traveling eastbound at 8:15 a.m. when Hanit Aziz veered off the right side of the road. He overcorrected to return to the lane the SUV had been in, and entered the westbound lane in the direct path of a 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck that crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle.

Dawn Aziz was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died. The cause of death at this time is believed to be from injuries sustained in the crash, a public information officer with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said. Hanit Aziz and their two sons were transported to the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, 18-year-old Jordan Ponce of South Nashville, and the two passengers in his truck did not receive any injuries from the crash.

The public information officer said that the investigation into the fatal crash is still ongoing, and at this point they are not clear on what caused the driver to veer off the road.

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