Undocumented immigrant pleads guilty to vehicular homicide, sentenced to 8 years

Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 10:10:01-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man charged with vehicular homicide after a crash on Donelson Pike in August of 2018 was sentenced today.

Jore Majano-Rodas, 28, an undocumented immigrant, was driving his 2004 Toyota Camry northbound on Donelson Pike when he hit a curb, crossed over a grass median, and hit a southbound driver, 54-year-old William David Newcomb.

Newcomb was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

According to police, Rodas smelled strongly of alcohol. He told officers that he drank alcohol last night and when he woke up around 4 a.m. he drank shots of whiskey.

Rodas was sentenced today to 8 years in prison at 30 percent release eligibility.

Along with his prison sentence, Rodas also had his driving privileges revoked for 10 years.

After he serves his time, Rodas will be deported back to El Salvador, his native country.