Wrong-way driver charged with vehicular homicide

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-01 15:23:43-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person is dead and two others are injured following a crash that took place on I-24 early Saturday morning, according to Metro police.

Reports show that around 2:45 a.m., 32-year-old Kelvin Mejia-Romero was driving the wrong way in the westbound lanes of I-24 near Lickton Pike when he hit a Chevy Silverado pickup truck head on.

That truck was being driven by 66-year-old Samuel Dismuke, who died at the scene.

Mejia-Romero was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. He admitted to drinking eight or nine beers and police say he showed signs of impairment.

Once he's released from the hospital, Mejia-Romero will be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. Police say he has two prior DUI convictions.