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Woman killed in high speed 'domestic situation', police say

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 17:13:56-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 39-year-old was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle was killed in a car wreck in Murfreesboro early Sunday morning.

Joshua Williams, of Freeport, Illinois was driving a vehicle when police received a call regarding a domestic situation that was taking place in his car.

The caller, who was also the passenger in the vehicle, reported that she had been assaulted by the driver and that he refused to stop the vehicle.

An officer soon made contact with Williams' vehicle near S. Rutherford Blvd. but was unable to catch up with it until it drove off the roadway and behind a home on Woodbury Pike.

The officer exited his patrol car and began walking behind the house when Williams' drove his vehicle back onto the roadway.

The officer then got back into his car and drove in the same direction in which Williams had driven. While searching for the vehicle he discovered that it had crashed and the passenger was deceased. Williams had fled on foot.

Shortly after, Williams was apprehended by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

Williams is now booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on charges of vehicular homicide, felony reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident knowing death resulted.

An investigation is ongoing.