Couple On Way Home From Funeral In Nashville Killed In Crash

Posted at 7:21 PM, Jun 09, 2018

A single-vehicle crash in Northwest Nashville killed a Pegram man and his wife as they were headed home from a family member's funeral.

The wreck happened around 6 p.m. Saturday on Cato Road at Ashland City Highway.

Reports stated 49-year-old Troy Jenkins and his wife, 38-year-old Cameo Jenkins, had just left a church parking lot following a family member's funeral.

Police said their 1968 Chevrolet Camaro sped up rapidly on Cato Road. There were signs of braking, but authorities said the car didn't slow down fast enough. It struck a rock wall on the right side of the roadway just before the intersection with Ashland City Highway.

Both victims were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where doctors confirmed they passed away.

Officials said excessive speed was the primary contributing factor in the wreck. Both victims were wearing seatbelts that were only lap belts due to the age of the car. Family said Troy had been working on the hot rod-type car, and it was not equipped with airbags

According to authorities, initial information from this crash stated the two had been on their way home from a funeral for their son; however, police issued a release with a correction late Saturday night confirming the funeral was for a family member, but not for a child of the victims.