Nurse killed in Dickerson Pike crash on her way home from work

Dickerson Pike Crash
Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 11:01:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person is dead after a car crash on Dickerson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard.

Metro Nashville Police Department officers responded to the scene around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say that Amber Brockett, 40, was driving and attempted to make a left turn onto Old Hickory Boulevard West in a Volkswagen Jetta.

As Brockett attempted the turn, a Honda CRV, driven by 24-year-old James Jones, struck the back of the Jetta at a high rate of speed.

The force of the collision caused the Jetta to crash into a Chevrolet Avalanche in the next lane. After colliding with the Avalanche, the Jetta entered the intersection and struck a Ford F-150 truck.

Officials report that the drivers of the Avalanche and F-150 refused medical treatment.

Brockett was transported to Skyline Medical Center after the crash, where she died. Brockett was a nurse at Skyline. She was on her way home from work at the time of the wreck.

Jones was transported to Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A search warrant was obtained for Jones' blood following the discovery of evidence of impairment.

Jones will be charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, three counts of aggravated assault by recklessness, reckless endangerment, felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon under the influence and no proof of insurance following his release from the hospital.

Police report that Jones is currently on probation for reckless homicide and drug and evidence tampering convictions. Jones' reckless homicide conviction comes from the December 24, 2015 deadly shooting in Luan Le, 16, inside Le's Wilclay Drive home.