NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A driver will be charged with vehicular homicide once he is released from the hospital. The fatal head-on crash took place on Bell Road near Ned Shelton Road on Sunday night.
Metro police say that 23-year-old Freddie Smith was driving North on Bell Road in a Kia Optima when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling South. The Silverado crossed the double yellow lines and struck the Optima. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
25-year-old Daniel Rocha-Villanueva was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Rocha-Villanueva showed several signs of impairment and admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash.
A search warrant was obtained for his blood.
Once he is released, Rocha-Villanueva will be charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, driving without a license, and failure to provide proof of insurance.