Driver charged, accused of recklessly speeding in deadly crash

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 21:55:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police arrested and charged the driver responsible a deadly three-vehicle crash on I-24 East, saying she was recklessly speeding.

Metro Nashville Police officials say on August 31 23-year-old Moesha L. Pruitt was speeding in a Hyundai Sonata westbound on I-24 when she lost control, crossed the center median and hit the driver’s side of an eastbound Chevrolet Cobalt as well as a Chrysler minivan.

The driver of the Cobalt, 34-year-old Cecille Hopkins, of Duncanville, Alabama, was critically injured and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on September 6. The occupants of the minivan were not hurt.

Pruitt and her two passengers were taken to Vanderbilt with non-life-threatening injuries. She is believed to have been traveling in excess of 90 mph just before the crash.

Pruitt was arrested at her Imperial Boulevard residence, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. She was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault.