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News: Woman facing DUI charges after fatal Ashville collision

by Ponce Law | January 28th, 2021

ASHVILLE, TN – A 39-year-old woman has been charged with DUI following a collision that took the life of a man and his mother Wednesday night.

According to WKRN, the accident occurred at the intersection of East Old Hickory Boulevard and Myatt Drive at about 7:30 p.m.

Police say Heather Markman, 39, was attempting to turn left onto Myatt Dr. when she crossed in front of an oncoming 2003 Chevrolet Impala and crashed head-on into the driver’s side of the Chevrolet.

Both occupants in the second vehicle, 61-year-old Robert Wood and his 93-year-old Mother Mary Wood, were killed in the crash.

Markman admitted to paramedics on the way to the hospital that she had consumed a number of alcoholic beverages prior to the crash. She was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI.

At Ponce Law, our experienced team of Nashville car accident attorneys will fight to secure the money you deserve following an unexpected crash. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of an intoxicated driver in the Nashville area, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact our offices today at (844) 204-6765 to set up a free consultation with a member of our seasoned legal team.

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