Crash alert: Woman sought in connection with fatal Nashville crash

by Ponce Law | September 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police are searching for a woman wanted in connection with a fatal crash in Nashville in March.

According to WSMV, 29-year-old Derrica J. Johnson is being sought on a vehicular homicide charge. Authorities said she allowed 25-year-old Robert McMutuary to drive her Chevrolet Impala while drunk on March 21.

McMutuary was driving the car on Haywood Lane when he crossed over a double yellow line and slammed into a Nissan Altima. A backseat passenger in the Impala, 62-year-old Edward Wilkins Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson was a passenger in the front seat. Two people in the Altima were not critically injured.

Investigators said McMutuary was driving with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. He is charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide as well as vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to contact authorities.

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