Neighbors Urge Drivers To Slow Down Following Fatal DUI Crash

Posted at 6:01 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 19:12:31-04

People who live along Donmond Drive in Hendersonville said drivers often speed and fail to acknowledge stop signs in an area where a drunk driver hit two pedestrians, killing one.

"It's insane, people are in too big of hurry," one neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said. "They don't watch what they're doing while they're driving."

On Saturday, a man and woman were walking to a yard sale on Donmond Drive, just blocks away from their home, according to neighbors. That's when 43-year-old Chris Solomon hit them.

Solomon didn't stop or slow down. This was his third DUI offense.

"It's totally sad, it's devastating," said a man who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. "We were all looking a different way. If we had been looking that way, we may have been able to holler at them to get out of the way."

Neighbors said reckless and dangerous driving in the area has been common, and the neighborhood has lacked sidewalks even though it's a popular place for people to walk.

They said the city installed a speed limit sign about one year ago, but speeding has continued to become more common.

Neighbors said they hope Saturday's crash may remind some to slow down.