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Man killed by suspected impaired driver, driver free on bond

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 17:49:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The man killed in a crash on Lebanon Pike in Nashville Friday afternoon has been identified as 60-year-old, Jessie Patton.

Metro Police say Patton was traveling East on the highway when Kathryn McGlasson, 39, crossed over the middle line and hit him head-on.

Patton was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

Investigators say they found a bottle of over the counter sleeping pills in McGlasson's car. They also say she smelled of alcohol and had blood shot, watery eyes.

McGlasson was treated for her injuries and released before being charged with vehicular assault, implied consent, driving on a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance, and driving on expired tags. She is free on $13,750 bond.

Her charge of vehicular assault is expected to be changed to vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Police say McGlasson refused to submit to any drug or alcohol testing so a sample of her blood will be tested at the Metro Police Crime Lab.