NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person died and two others were hurt in an overnight crash on Old Hickory Boulevard.
A preliminary investigation from Metro police says the driver of a Cadillac Escalade, identified as 44-year-old Lamario Hunt, was speeding past vehicles on the right shoulder of Old Hickory Boulevard when he drove off the roadway. Witnesses told police Hunt overcorrected and drove into the opposite lane of traffic where he hit a Chevrolet Trax, forcing the vehicle off the road.
The crash happened near Cane Ridge High School around 1:15 a.m. Old Hickory Boulevard was closed for several hours as crews worked to clean up the scene. The roadway reopened just after 6 a.m.
Police said after the crash, Hunt was picked up by a white Dodge Charger and driven to his home in Murfreesboro. He was later taken to the hospital with minor injuries by his wife.
The driver and passenger of the Trax were also taken to the hospital. Police said the driver has life-threatening injuries and the passenger, identified as 63-year-old Jeffrey Tenzera, was pronounced dead.
According to Metro police, Hunt showed signs of impairment when he was being treated at the hospital. A search warrant has been issued for a blood sample from him.
Police said when Hunt is released from the hospital, he will be facing charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, failure to render aid and failure to make immediate notice of accident. Further charges are pending.