Driver Charged In Interstate 65 Crash Near Rosa Parks Exit

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:46:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A driver has been charged after a serious crash on Interstate 65 shut down several lanes.

The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the Rosa Parks exit.

Authorities said it wasn’t clear what caused the accident, but the vehicle crashed into a light pole and overturned. According to officials, the driver, identified as Terry C. Jones, was suspected of DUI.

According to officials, Jones did not have a valid driver's license at the time of the wreck.

Several witnesses were around to help the female passenger who was severely injured in the crash.

“I realized in the rear-view mirror there was a car flipped over on the side of the road, so I ran across the highway over to the ditch and there were people standing around looking into the ditch,” said Katherine McGovern, a witness. “So I ran down there. There was a woman that was down there. She was non-responsive. She was breathing though.”

According to reports, the passenger sustained life-threatening injuries. Both the passenger and driver were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Jones was charged with as a habitual vehicle offender and has been scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.