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Man Wanted in Deadly Nashville Collision Arrested in Texas

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Laredo, TX.  – A fugitive wanted in a wrong-way, fatal accident in Nashville was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Texas Monday afternoon.  

Reuben Prado-Pena, 35, turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals at the port of entry of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Laredo.  He had fled to Mexico.

Back in July, Pena was involved in a head-on collision on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. Police say he drove the wrong way on I-24E near LaVergne when he hit a car head-on.

The crash killed 31 year-old Cynthia Joyner and injured three others in the vehicle.

Recently officials with the U.S. Marshals Service were notified that Pena contacted the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department to get information about the crash investigation.

The officials were able to contact Pena and spent hours on the phone with him negotiating his surrender.  

Pena was taken into custody without incident and will soon be extradited to Tennessee from a Texas jail.

He faces several charges including leaving the scene of a fatal accident and being a fugitive from justice.

 

 

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