Nashville fatal crash

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.

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Woman killed in two-vehicle crash at intersection

by Ponce Law | June 2nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN.-  A Nashville woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Elm Hill Pike and Massman Drive on Saturday evening.

According to News 4 Nashville, the victim, 57-year-old Rhonda Rucker, was stopped at the intersection in her Honda CRV when a driver in a 2010 Ford Mustang rear-ended her. The driver of the Mustang, 18-year-old Kevin Camaja, was heading northbound on Elm Hill Pike and reportedly failed to notice the red light.

The force of the crash sent the vehicles careening across Massman Drive and into a ditch. Rucker’s CRV caught fire, and the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Her passenger, Craig Marsh, 37, of Nashville, was able to escape the burning car but was unable to pull Rucker out. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marsh was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Camaja was in stable condition and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with severe burn injuries.

The crash is still being investigated, and we will continue to monitor this developing story for updates.

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