A 42-year-old Cottontown woman identified as Nesha Knight was killed in a single-car accident on TN State Route 76 near Bottom View Farm and The River at Portland on Monday, Jan. 3
Knight, a mother of six, was traveling east in a 2006 Toyota Sienna van.
According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the van went off the right roadside and hit a small bush. After impact, the van continued to travel straight into a pond.
Both the vehicle and Knight were submerged in the pond. According to the Portland Fire Department, the Hendersonville Fire Department sent some dive team members to help with the accident.
According to the THP, once Knight and the vehicle were recovered, she was transported to TriStar Emergency Room in Portland where she was confirmed deceased.