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Crash alert: Nashville man surrenders in connection with fatal crash

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A Nashville man involved in a fatal crash last year has surrendered to police, WSMV reports.

The accident happened on December 29, 2019 in the area of Lafayette Street and 4th Avenue South in Nashville. According to police, 46-year-old Leon Bell, Jr. ran a red light and crashed into the driver’s side of a Nissan Altima driven by 22-year-old Colin Reno.  Reno later died of his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Bell has been charged by a grand jury with vehicular homicide by recklessness and not having insurance related to a crash involving death.  He surrendered Thursday night, and bond was set at $50,000.

Bell told police he was fleeing from gunfire nearby and was speeding away prior to the crash.

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