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1 Killed, 6 Injured In Head-On Collision On Clarksville Pike

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Jun 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:29:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One person was killed and six injured in a two-vehicle crash on Clarksville Pike.

Authorities identified the deceased victim as 29-year-old Stacy Thornton of Ashland City.

The wreck happened around 11:35 p.m. Saturday in the 6200 block of Clarksville Pike.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Subaru, identified as 20-year-old Carl Dollarhide, Jr., of Nashville, was traveling south at a high rate of speed.

Officials said Dollarhide was allegedly passing vehicles by crossing over the double yellow line.

The Acura, driven by 29-year-old Lawrence D. Belt III, was hit head-on by Dollarhide when he entered the Acura’s lane.

Police said there was evidence of alcohol in the Subaru, and Dollarhide’s blood has been sent for an alcohol and drug analysis.

Thornton was the front seat passenger in the Acura. She was the girlfriend of Belt, the driver.

Belt was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries. Four of Belt’s children in the Acura were also injured. Maddie Belt, age 10 months was listed in very critical condition.

Gage Belt, age 2, 5-year-old Aerie Belt, and 7-year-old Emma Belt were listed in stable condition.

Dollarhide was listed in critical but stable condition.

Authorities said charges were pending in the crash. The investigation was ongoing.