Driver in crash that killed two TSU students goes to police

Posted at 10:10 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 15:42:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man who is suspected to be the at-fault driver who ran away from a crash that killed two people Thursday night is now being sought by Metro police.

According to Metro police (MNPD), the man for whom they're looking is 26-year-old David Torres, whose description matches that of the driver of the pickup truck responsible for the crash.

MNPD say Torres' GMC pickup truck collided with a 2015 Nissan Sentra just after 7:30 p.m. near intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place.

The Sentra attempted to cross Nolensville Pike from the parking lot of the U.S. Bank there to Walmart. The GMC truck hit the passenger side of the Sentra as it was driving north of Nolensville Pike. The Sentra was sent off the east side of the road, through a fence and into a tree on Walmart property.

Witnesses told police the GMC was speeding and ran the red light at the Nolensville Pike-Harding Place intersection.

The driver and passenger of the Sentra were both killed. Vybhav Gopisetty, 26, and Judy Stanley Pinheiro, 23, were graduate students at TSU from India.

Gopisetty and Pinheiro were wearing their seat belts.

Update (12/1): Metro Police reported on December 1 that Torres showed up at their office with an attorney. He would not answer questions. Officers took a DNA sample.

The investigation is ongoing.