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Police ID Driver Killed On I-65 In Nashville

Posted at 3:38 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 14:08:58-04

Police have identified the 25-year-old driver who was killed in a crash on Interstate 65 in Nashville. Two others were injured. 

The incident happened after midnight Wednesday near Dickerson Pike.

Officers with Metro Nashville Police said Chowan Chhay was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when he veered off the exit ramp and into the woodline, striking several trees. 

The car finally came to rest upside down in a ravine. 

Chhay was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger, 26-year-old Teandre Fisher, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. A third passenger, 25-year-old Tanesha Miller, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police said prior to the crash, Chhay passed a Metro officer at a high rate of speed. The officer, who was also traveling down I-65, activated his blue lights but turned them off when Chhay reportedly showed no sign of slowing down. 

When the officer got to Dickerson Pike, he noticed dirt and several vehicle parts in the median. 

Investigators said toxicology testing is being conducted to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.