1 Killed, 2 Hurt In Crash Near Priest Lake

Posted at 5:32 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 11:47:50-05

One person was killed and two others were injured in an early-morning crash in the Priest Lake area of Davidson County.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Friday near Bell Road and Smith Springs Road.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 32-year-old Tecoria Benson was driving her Nissan Maxima on Bell Road when she left the roadway and overcorrected, striking another car head-on. 

Benson died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

The other driver, 41-year-old Evelio Gomez, sustained non-life threatening injuries. The passenger, his sister, Yaelaine Hernandez, was critically injured. 

Police said there was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement on the part of Gomez. Additional toxicology tests were pending.