NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville firefighter has been suspended for 20 days during a criminal investigation.
Reports stated Michael Terry had alleged involvement that was possibly criminal in a crash that happened in February.
According to a crash report, the incident happened around 3 a.m. on February 18 on Old Harding Pike.
A witness had reported seeing a young man, around 25 years old, unresponsive in the driver’s seat.
However, when police officers arrived at the scene, no patient was found. The driver was later identified as Ben Coode.
Reports from Metro police stated Terry allegedly hid his nephew away under a turnout coat in a fire truck from the scene of the crash before police officers got there.
Officials added Terry allegedly acknowledged his nephew was driven back to the fire hall where he got a ride, and authorities had no knowledge this took place.
The investigation has gotten underway into the crash, as well as the circumstances involving Terry and Coode.
“We hold all of our personnel to the highest standard of professionalism and integrity. We addressed this matter as soon as we learned of it and took disciplinary action,” a spokesperson for the fire department said.
According to the Hit and Run Department, Coode has retained an attorney.