Crash alert: Man facing charges after fatal collision in south Nashville

by Ponce Law | August 20th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man is facing charges in connection with a fatal accident in Nashville early Sunday morning, according to NewsChannel 5.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said 23-year-old Jose Damaso-Hernandez was driving a Ford pickup truck at about 12:40 a.m. on Bell Road when he crossed a center line and struck a Scion sedan head-on.

Two people in the Scion were killed. Damaso-Hernandez was critically injured and a 5-year-old girl in the pickup was also hurt.

Damaso-Hernandez was allegedly driving drunk at the time of the crash. Police have issued arrest warrants against him on several charges, including two counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication and vehicular assault. Authorities say he will be arrested after being discharged from the hospital.

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