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Charges changed in Nashville DUI crash that killed 60-year-old

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:12:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An accused drunk driver has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication in a crash that killed a Nashville man.

Metro Police say that on Friday, 39-year-old Kathryn McGlasson crashed into a Nissan Altima head-on, killing 60-year old Jessie Patton on Lebanon Pike.

Police officials say McGlasson crossed over into Patton's lane. He was sent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

Investigators reported finding sleeping pills in her car and said McGlasson smelled like alcohol.

She was initially charged with vehicular assault, implied consent, driving on a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance, and driving on expired tags. At the time of Patton’s death Friday night, McGlasson was free on $13,750 bond. Charges against her were amended. She was taken into custody Tuesday.