NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a tip to Crime Stoppers led to the identification of the driver who reportedly caused a fatal crash on Interstate 24 on Monday night.
Brooks Mercer, 20, of Joelton, was interviewed Tuesday afternoon by fatal crash investigators. They are now talking with the District Attorney to see what the next course of action will be, but so far, no charges have been filed.
Police believe Mercer was the driver of a GMC pickup that allegedly came into the lane of a Pontiac Grand Prix in the westbound lanes of the interstate in north Nashville, causing the driver to swerve and cross the median.
The Grand Prix, driven by 39-year-old Leesa Almond, of Clarksville, was struck on both sides by two cars. Almond, who was wearing her seatbelt, died on the scene.
The driver of one of the cars was hospitalized in stable condition. The other was not seriously injured.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were shut down for hours while police worked to clear the scene. The eastbound lanes re-opened around 11 p.m.