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Wrong-Way Driver Killed In Head-On Crash Identified

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Jun 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:34:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The wrong-way driver killed in an early morning, head-on crash in Hermitage has been identified.

Officials with Metro Police said 48-year-old Lillian Keyes was killed when her car collided with another vehicle Thursday morning.

The crash happened at Old Hickory Boulevard and Lebanon Pike around 12:40 a.m. 

Police said Keyes was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Old Hickory Boulevard when she struck a Jeep head-on.

Keyes died at the scene. The other driver was taken to TriStar Summit Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Authorities said there was a bulldog in the Jeep who was ejected but was also expected to be okay. A friend of the driver picked the dog up at the scene.

Both lanes of Old Hickory Boulevard from Juarez Drive to just south of Lebanon Pike were closed for a few hours while the investigation continued.

A toxicology test would be conducted to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.