Shooting death of Nashville nurse on I-440 joins list of violent incidents on TN roads

Metro Police are still investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. They say she was on her way to work last night around 6:00 p.m. on I-440 when shots were fired into her car. She died at the scene.

This heartbreaking story comes without closure at this point, but now fits the mold of another violent display on Midstate roadways.

Dispatch calls detail how a Metro Parks Officer first spotted a car against the guardrail on I-440 last night.

Dispatch Call: “It’s on I-440 West near West End, I-440 West near West end… we’ve had an officer roll up on a vehicle on the Interstate that was still running. It had bullet holes in it and there’s a female unconscious inside.”

The woman was later identified as 26-year-old Caitlyn Kaufman. She died at the scene.

Metro Police say she was on her way to work as a nurse at St. Thomas West when shots were fired into her car, police believe between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.

This isn’t the first case of violence we’ve seen on Nashville roadways in the last few months: below are just a few.

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