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25-year-old Taylor Grace Lipert had a head-on collision with Gabriel Xol Choj on I-40 near mile marker 220 around 2 p.m. on November 13th. When officers arrived, Lipert was trapped in the driver’s seat while her three-year-old child was standing next to the vehicle, who witnesses say was in the backseat during the accident. Gabriel Xol Choj was lying on the side of the interstate next to his car with serious injuries. Multiple witnesses stated that Lipert drove the wrong way down I-40 before entering oncoming traffic lanes. Then, she collided with Choj when she entered lane one. Officers reviewed footage from a witness corroborating their statements. Choj was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, including multiple lacerations on his body and spinal fractures. Lipert’s child was transported to Vanderbilt with a punctured internal organ that would require surgery. Investigating officers observed numerous “Do not enter” and “Wrong way” signs at every entry point Lipert had taken and declared she had driven nearly a mile in oncoming lanes before the accident. When Officers spoke with her, Lipert told them she was new to Nashville, unaware of the area, and an inexperienced driver. Lipert was taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment on February 1st.
Taylor Grace Lipert was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 1st, charged with aggravated assault and child endangerment. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $35,000.
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