Single-car crash kills 17-year-old, injures another

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-01 18:04:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A single-car crash on Old Hickory Boulevard left one 17-year-old dead and another injured Saturday morning.

Metro police say the accident took place around 7 a.m. on Old Hickory Boulevard near Cane Ridge Road.

The driver of a Mazda sedan lost control in a curve on wet pavement. Police say the car left the road and hit a tree before catching fire.

The 17-year-old driver who police identified as Jack Klopfer died and another 17-year-old, who police have not named, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe excessive speed was a contributing factor to the crash.