Neighbors Concerned After Drag Racing Death

Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-06 19:27:09-04

A deadly crash caused by drag racing in Antioch has renewed a push by neighbors to get city officials to consider speed control devices on Antioch Pike.

On Monday, an 87-year-old man was killed in Nashville when he was hit by a vehicle in a drag race.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the driver who caused the deadly crash could face criminal charges.

The wreck happened Monday evening on Antioch Pike at Wingate Avenue. Metro police said 20-year old Kevin Carcamo-Rodriguez was street racing when he hit a sedan that had just turned onto Antioch Pike.

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"These kids looked young, and they were ignorant of what they had done," said John Gough, who lives near the crash site.

James Bryan, age 87, was pinned inside his car. He later died at the hospital.

"Every day, every day maybe six, seven times a day, you’ll hear someone come tearing down the street," he added.

Carcamo-Rodriguez initially received a misdemeanor citation for drag racing, but the District Attorney has been looking into the possibility of pressing criminal charges.