Crash alert: Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed officer

by Ponce Law | July 9th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A young woman charged in a crash that killed a Nashville police officer pleaded guilty Thursday, WSMV reported.

Jayona Brown was 17 at the time of the accident on July 4, 2019. Authorities said she was fleeing a possible traffic stop when she slammed into Officer John Anderson’s patrol car at the intersection of Interstate Drive and Woodland Street. Anderson’s vehicle crashed into a light pole and caught fire.

Brown entered the guilty plea in Davidson County Criminal Court, and will receive three to six years in prison on each count of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault. She was also charged with evading arrest and driving on suspended license.

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