Multiple charges for driver in fatal East Nashville hit-and-run

Posted at 8:31 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 18:27:08-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman faces charges for a vehicle crash that killed one person in East Nashville Friday night.

Police have charged Aikera Williams, 28, with vehicular homicide by intoxication regarding the two-vehicle crash on the 800 block of Dickerson Pike.

Police say Williams was driving fast around 5 pm on Dickerson when she hit a Nissan Altima exiting the Z-Mart parking lot. Williams' vehicle went across lanes and struck a telephone pole. Her passenger Dollie Bradley, 39, was transported to Vanderbilt, where she died. Bradley had not been wearing a seatbelt.

Williams fled the scene on foot.

The Altima's driver, Samuel Orr Jr., 36, left the scene in his vehicle, then reported the crash from his home. He was issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, and for driving without insurance.

Police found Williams on Grace Street, a few blocks from the scene. They say she had an odor of alcohol and was unsteady on her feet. She refused to perform field sobriety tasks. Police issued a warrant for a mandatory blood sample.

In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, Williams faces counts of driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, marijuana possession, and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Williams does not have a Tennessee driver's license. Her Illinois license was revoked for a previous DUI conviction.

She is held in lieu of $137,000 bond.