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Crash alert: Nashville man dies after car crashes during rainstorm

by Ponce Law | October 13th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities say a man driving too fast during a rainstorm was killed in a crash in Nashville over the weekend, the Tennessean reports.

The victim of the two-vehicle wreck was identified as 36-year-old Robert Weaver of Nashville. Investigators said he was driving his Honda Fit south on Old Hickory Road near Logistics Way at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday when the car began to hydroplane in the rain.

The Honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by 57-year-old Frankie Rhone.  Weaver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time. Rhone was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Investigators said Weaver’s excessive speed in light of the road and weather conditions appeared to be the main preliminary cause of the accident.

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