Police Identify Teen Driver Killed In I-440 East Crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a teenage driver was killed and two other people were hurt in a crash on Interstate 440 eastbound on Monday morning.
The driver killed in the crash was identified as 18-year-old William Garton, of Nashville. Police said that while driving near the Nolensville Pike exit just before 11 a.m., Garton lost control of the car, traveled over the center median into the eastbound lanes of I-440, and was struck in the driver's side by an eastbound 2005 Dodge Ram van.
Officials said that Garton died at the scene. The passenger in his car, 18-year-old Carlos Gomez, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the other car, 23-year-old Tremayne Wade suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
Police said it was unclear what caused Garton to lose control of his vehicle, and it was unclear if wet roads played a role in the crash. There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene.