ANTIOCH, Tenn. - A woman has been charged with vehicular homicide following an early-morning, fatal crash in Antioch.
The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday on Burkitt Road.
Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 34-year-old Merrick J. Hanse smelled of alcohol when officers responded to the scene.
Police said Hanse was traveling down the road when she veered into oncoming traffic while navigating a curve.
She overcorrected, causing the vehicle to flip several times before coming to rest in a ditch.
Here’s a look at that vehicle. Such a sad situation. pic.twitter.com/er2EYZPPeg— Blayke Roznowski (@NC5_Blayke) November 3, 2017
Her passenger, 49-year-old Trena Goshtasbi, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hanse was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said she consented to a breath test which showed her blood alcohol content to be 0.213 percent - more than two times the legal limit. She would be taken into custody following her discharge from the hospital.