Man Charged In Fatal Ellington Parkway Crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police said a man will be charged in connection with a fatal crash on Ellington Parkway in Nashville. 

The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday at Exit 12 for Douglas Avenue and Briley Parkway.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 65-year-old Ben Vaughn was traveling the wrong way and driving on a revoked license at the time of the crash. They said a freshly opened beer was also found inside his car. 

 

Vaughn's Chevrolet Cruze struck an Infiniti sedan being driven by 28-year-old Ulondria Bond. 

Bond was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Her front seat passenger, 28-year-old Denisha McKinney, died shortly after arriving. 

Bond’s two-year-old son was in the backseat and was also transported with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police said he was buckled into a child safety seat; however, it was not secured into the car’s back seat.

Police said Vaughn would be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault after he's released from the hospital. 

An officer who spoke with Vaughn at the hospital found him to be impaired, police said. He was convicted of his second DUI in 2015. 

Blood samples from Vaughn and Bond would be analyzed by the Metro Police Crime Lab.  

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