Motorcyclist Killed In Hit-&-Run Crash; 1 Arrested

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 22:55:21-04

A motorcyclist has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hermitage, and the driver of the vehicle, who initially fled on foot, has been arrested.

Officials said they responded to the scene of the wreck near Old Hickory Boulevard and Butlers Run around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Officers confirmed the crash involved two motorcycles struck by a blue Nissan Altima when the car crossed into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. The driver of the Altima, identified as 28-year-old Zachary Price, fled on foot following the crash.

One of the motorcyclists, identified as 60-year-old Robert L. Jordan Jr., of Madison, passed away at the scene.

Officials said the second motorcyclist, identified as 67-year-old James C. Clark, of Hendersonville, had minor injuries and was listed in stable condition at Summit Medical Center.

Authorities confirmed Price had a female passenger, identified as 18-year-old Ali Nation, who remained at the scene and had minor injuries.

Price was found after 7 p.m. Saturday at a family member's home on Trails End Lane. He was asleep when officials arrived and appeared to be intoxicated when he woke up.

Officials said Price was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault, and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Reports stated evidence of potential alcohol and drug involvement was found at the scene.

Police confirmed there was no indication of impairment concerning the motorcyclists.

While investigators worked at the scene, traffic was diverted at Old Hickory Boulevard and Granwood Boulevard.