One child dead, father charged after crash on Bell Road in Antioch

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 16:37:38-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A child has died and the father is facing charges following a crash in Antioch Wednesday morning, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Police say 61-year-old Alexander Nwaibe is charged with vehicular homicide and two counts each of aggravated child endangerment and child neglect.

The single-car crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Bell Road near Hickory Hollow Parkway. Two children were ejected from the vehicle.

Nwaibe's 4-year-old son, Denzil, was killed and his 3-year-old daughter was injured.

Police say neither child was restrained in the car. Both were ejected from the vehicle.

Nwaibe was also injured in the crash. He is currently hospitalized and will be taken into custody when he's released.

According to police, Nwaibe was wearing a seat belt and he showed no signs of impairment.