Police ID Man Killed In Crash On Briley Parkway

Posted at 5:39 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 12:45:12-05

One person was killed in a single-car crash on eastbound Briley Parkway. A passenger was reportedly spotted fleeing from the scene. 

The incident was reported around 5:30 a.m. Friday at Gallatin Pike.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 49-year-old Vincent Batson was exiting Briley onto Gallatin Pike when he lost control of his 2013 BMW.  

The car traveled over the ramp from Gallatin Road to Briley East and crashed into the sound barrier wall.

Batson died at the scene. 

Police said witnesses reported seeing someone flee the scene after the wreck.

A search got underway for that person, believed to be a white male, 30-40-years-old with brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and has blood on his forehead. 

Investigators said speed appears to have been a contributing factor in the crash.