Charges Pending In Clarksville Crash; 1 Injured

Posted at 2:53 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 15:53:09-05

A crash left a man critically injured in Clarksville, and authorities said charges were pending.

The wreck happened around 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Crossland Avenue and Talley Road.

A 55-year-old man was driving east on Crossland Avenue and had a green light, according to police.

Authorities said an 18-year-old headed south on Talley Road ran a red light and hit the 55-year-old’s vehicle on the driver’s side.

A witness told police the 18-year-old was driving at a high rate of speed, and officials confirmed they also found marijuana inside the 18-year-old’s vehicle.

The 55-year-old victim was taken to Tennova Healthcare by ambulance. He was then transferred by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. Reports stated he was stable and alert on Friday.

The 18-year-old, along with his 19-year-old male passenger and 18-year-old female passenger, were not injured.

Charges were pending in the crash as the investigation remained ongoing.