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Hobson Pike reopens after deadly, head-on crash over Percy Priest Lake

Roy Waldron Elementary teacher killed
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Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 18:00:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A portion of the Hobson Pike Bridge has reopened after a deadly, head-on crash over Percy Priest Lake in Nashville.

The call came in around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Metro police said both drivers were killed in the crash.

Sky 5 flew over the area and showed a Ford Fusion sedan and a Ford F-250 pickup truck involved, one of which had overturned.

Police said the F-250 crossed over the center line and hit the Fusion head-on. The driver of the Fusion, 49-year-old Kimberly Scott and the driver of the F-250, 22-year-old Antonio Villalva, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The road, which was closed for hours, didn't reopen until at least 12:30 p.m.

Scott was a elementary school teacher. Rutherford County School officials released a statement, saying she will be dearly missed.

"The Roy Waldron Elementary community is heartbroken by the tragic car accident that has claimed the life of teacher Kimberly Scott. She was involved in multiple outreach efforts in the community and touched a lot of lives both inside and outside of school. Her positive energy will indeed be missed.
The school administration did speak with employees today about the passing of Ms. Scott, and parents will receive a message this evening so they can talk with their children. Grief counselors will also be on hand tomorrow for students.
Ms. Scott has been an employee at Roy Waldron since August 2018, and she served as an interventionist working with multiple groups of students."