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Man indicted in crash that killed 2 students in Nashville

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man has been arrested in connection with a 2019 crash in South Nashville that killed two college students, WKRN reported.

27-year-old David Torres was indicted earlier this month on two counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication.  The charges stem from an accident last November 28.

Police say Torres was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed into a car near the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place. The driver of the car, 26-year-old Vybhav Gopisetty, and his passenger, 23-year-old Judy Stanley Pinheiro, were both killed. They were students at Tennessee State University.

Torres was jailed Tuesday, with bond set at $300,000.  A date was not immediately set for his first court date.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Driver fleeing police in Franklin crashes after chase

by Ponce Law | June 24th, 2020

FRANKLIN, TN – A driver fleeing from police crashed on an Interstate 65 ramp Wednesday morning, according to a report by WSMV.

Authorities say a woman was being pursued by Williamson County Sheriffs in Franklin. The chase came to an end when an unmarked patrol car was used to stop her vehicle on the ramp to I-65 North at Moore’s Lane.

The windows were blown out on the woman’s car, which was towed from the scene along with the police vehicle.

The crash is being investigated by State Troopers.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash involving dump truck shuts lanes on Interstate 24

by Ponce Law | June 24th, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN – Traffic was detoured in Montgomery County Wednesday morning due to an accident involving a dump truck, WKRN reported.

Authorities said it happened just before 4 a.m., when a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sideswiped the truck on Interstate 24 at mile marker 16, near the Robertson County line.

The driver of the Volkswagen was hurt, but details on the injuries were not released.

The eastbound lanes of I-24 were shut down from Exit 11 to Exit 19 following the crash, and traffic was diverted onto Highway 41. Drivers near the crash scene were re-directed to head west.

Interstate 24 reopened to traffic about five and a half hours after the accident.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville truck accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Teen killed in fall at construction site for new hotel

by Ponce Law | June 24th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A teenage worker was killed in an accident at an East Nashville construction site Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by WATE.

The incident happened at 315 Interstate Drive at the job site for a new hotel, the La Quinta Inn. 16-year-old Gustavo Enrique Ramirez was on scaffolding when he fell 120 feet to the ground, according to Metro police. Ramirez’s 18-year-old brother who was with him on the scaffolding turned around after hearing a noise and witnessed the fatal fall, police said.

Authorities classified the case as an accident.  Detectives looking into Ramirez’s death said that they did not see a safety harness on him.

Gustavo Enrique Ramirez worked part-time for a subcontractor at the site, Cortez Plastering, police said.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Pickup truck crashes into fire engine in Smyrna

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – A driver is facing DUI charges after officials say he crashed his pickup truck into a fire engine in Smyrna Tuesday, wkrn.com reported.

Tennessee Highway patrol responded to the scene at about 9:50 a.m. on Enon Springs Road East.

Officials said the pickup truck driver rear-ended the fire engine then fled the scene on foot with his wife, who was the passenger in the truck. They were located by Smyrna police and taken into custody.

The driver is facing several charges, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. His wife has also been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, as well as public intoxication.

Both were booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Driver in crash that killed cop had blood alcohol over twice legal limit

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – Court records show that a woman had a blood alcohol level over twice the state’s legal limit when she got into an accident that killed a Brentwood police officer, according to a report by wsmv.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

The driver, 24-year-old Ashley Biance Ruth Kroese of Thompson’s Station, crossed the center line on Franklin Road in Brentwood on June 18 and hit a police car driven by Officer Destin Legieza.  Legieza, who had been heading back to his precinct after an overnight shift, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Kroese has been charged with vehicular homicide. Her blood was drawn upon request by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and showed a level of 0.166.  Tennessee’s legal limit is 0.08.  Footage from a traffic camera showed her driving north in the southbound lanes of Franklin Road without any headlights, authorities said.

Kroese was released from the hospital Sunday and was subsequently arrested. Bond was set at $750,000 when she appeared in court on Monday.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Fuel spill from truck blocks stretch of I-80 West

by Ponce Law | June 23rd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Emergency crews were able to clean up a fuel spill that closed off a stretch of a Nashville highway, according to a report by wsmv.com.

The fuel leaked out of a truck on I-40 westbound just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said. The incident caused parts of I-40 West to be blocked off.

A Hazmat team responded to the scene to clear the spill and I-40 West was reopened at Exit 210C.

The spill was apparently caused when the truck ran over a piece of metal that punctured the vehicle’s fuel tank.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Driver killed in Bellevue accident identified

by Ponce Law | June 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities have released the identity of a driver killed in a collision in Bellevue early Friday morning, according to wsmv.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

The crash was reported at 12:11 a.m. on Highway 100 and Temple Road.  The victim was identified by Metro Nashville Police as 20-year-old Anna Miller of Franklin.

According to investigators, she was driving a Honda Accord south on Temple Road when she reportedly stopped in the intersection for a flashing red light. At that point, her vehicle was struck by a Mercedes sedan which had a flashing yellow light, police said.

Miller was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes and his passenger were not seriously injured.  Police will conduct toxicology testing on the Mercedes driver, but the initial investigation showed “no evidence of alcohol involvement”.

Authorities said that Miller’s failure to yield the right of way was considered a preliminary contributing factor in the accident.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Driver facing charges in Brentwood crash that killed police officer

by Ponce Law | June 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A woman is facing charges in connection with a crash that killed a Brentwood police officer June 18, according to a report by newschannel5.com.

This is an update to a previous story.

Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say 24-year-old Ashley Kroese was traveling north in the southbound lane of Franklin Road in Brentwood when she crashed head-on into the vehicle driven by Officer Destin Legieza.

Legieza and Kroese were both taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Legieza died at the hospital, while Kroese is recovering with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

She was served with a warrant for vehicular homicide by intoxication.  Once she is released, she will be taken to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Center for a court appearance, officials said.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Man fatally struck in hit-and-run crash in Nashville

by Ponce Law | June 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Authorities are searching for the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Nashville Friday night, wkrn.com reported.

The incident happened around 11:15 p.m. on Lafayette Street near its intersection with Fairfield Avenue. Police say 41-year-old Robert Preston III was crossing the street when he was hit by a Hyundai sedan going south.  Preston was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.  Preston was not in the crosswalk at the time, police said.

The vehicle involved was described as a charcoal gray Hyundai sedan.  Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.