Two dead in Murfreesboro Pike crash

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 10:08:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people are dead following a crash that took place on Murfreesboro Pike Wednesday morning, according to Metro police.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the crash — at the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Pineway Drive — around 10 a.m.

The two who died in the crash are 60-year-old Emmett Hewlett and his 63-year-old passenger, whose name has not yet been released.

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A vehicle involved in the crash on Murfreesboro Pike and Pineway Drive.

MNPD learned through investigation that Hewlett tried to turn left on Murfreesboro Pike from the parking lot of Arlington United Methodist Church when his Toyota was struck on the driver's side by a Volkswagen.

The 19-year-old driver of the Volkswagen was injured, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

All who were involved in the crash were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Hewlett and his passenger died there.

MNPD says the reason for the crash is the Toyota's failure to yield to the Volkswagen.

Both lanes of the street were closed for over two hours after the crash happened.