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Two Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-40

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Nashville Police confirmed two men died in a crash on Interstate 40 early Saturday morning.

Authorities said one of the vehicles was traveling the wrong way on the interstate when it collided with the other vehicle around 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 near the Fesslers Lane overpass.

37-year-old Tavares Natt of Hermitage was heading east in the westbound lanes in a 2007 Dodge Charger. Tavares then struck a 1997 GMC Jimmy head-on.

Tavares and the driver of the Jimmy, 66-year-old Gary Hendrix, both died at the scene.

Two other vehicles were clipped by the Charger, but their occupants were not seriously hurt.

Investigators were still trying to determine why Natt was traveling the wrong way on I-40. There was no evidence of alcohol or drugs.

The medical examiner will conduct toxicology testing to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

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