Mother dies after steel rod pierces jaw while driving

Lynsee Reneau image credit: GoFundMe

ONEIDA (WATE) – A Scott County woman passed away on Tuesday morning, days after a steel rod smashed through her windshield and seriously injured her, according to a family member.

Lynsee Reneau, 30, was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Sunday after a rod hit her in the face, pierced her jaw and pinned her in the seat while traveling on Highway 63 near Hidden Valley Road. Her sister and two-year-old son was in the car at the time.

A family member who runs the GoFundMe page for Reneau announced that a scan by doctors revealed no brain activity and organ donation would begin.

State troopers are investigating the cause of the incident. They say the portion of the roadway does not have an overpass or bridge. Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips says the rod was laying in the roadway and Renau’s car ran over it, causing it to fly up into the windshield. Her sister was able to stop the car and call 911.

The family has set up a Gofundme page to help with Reneau’s medical expenses. Click here to donate.

 

Lynsee Reneau image credit: GoFundMe
Lynsee Reneau image credit: GoFundMe

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