78-Year-Old Man Killed In South Nashville Crash

Posted at 12:04 AM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 20:50:20-04

An elderly man was killed when his vehicle was struck by another car near his South Nashville home. 

The wreck happened just before 10 p.m. Friday on Harding Place near Danby Drive.  

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 78-year-old Victor Coode was turning left into his driveway when his car was struck by an Audi A6 traveling westbound. 

That driver was identified as 19-year-old Reybaz Abdullah. 

The road was shut down in both directions between Danby Drive and Wauford Drive.

Coode was killed in the crash. His passengers, including a 6-year-old child, were taken to an area hospital.

His family confirmed he was a life-long fan of the Nashville Sounds and was a season ticket holder for several years.

"He had a very large family, he was one of the most devoted, loyal Sounds fan. He use to have his name on a seat on the old Sounds Stadium. They thought that much of him. I mean he just loved the Sounds. The Sounds, the last season that they had, Vic and Coode went out and got to change one of the numbers for one of the games and they got to go into the locker room," his granddaughter, Erin Denson, said. 

Abdullah and his passenger were also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

There was no indication of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene. Police said speeding was the primary factor in the crash.  

Abdullah has not been charged in this crash, and it was not yet known if charges were pending.

Abdullah had a previous charge of evading arrest by motor vehicle with risk of injury from an incident on August 22 when he reportedly evaded police at a high rate of speed.