Smyrna car accident

Crash alert: Vice-Mayor of Smyrna facing DUI charge following crash

by Ponce Law | September 25th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – According to Fox 17 Nashville, the Vice-Mayor of Smyrna was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after being involved in a crash Thursday morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the incident began when a Nashville woman pulled over in a gravel lot on West Jefferson Pike in order to safely send a text message. As she was doing so, Vice-Mayor Marcum Adkins ran off the road and crashed into her vehicle, authorities said.

State troopers said Adkins was slurring his speech, was unsteady on his feet and had watery red eyes, and could not pass standardized field sobriety tests.

THP provided assistance to Smyrna Police at the scene of the accident.

News Channel 5 reported that Adkins was booked in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on the DUI charge and later released. A court hearing was scheduled for Jan. 29.

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Crash alert: Multi-vehicle accident in Smyrna leaves 3 injured

by Ponce Law | September 16th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Police in Smyrna are investigating a crash that left three people injured on Monday morning, according to WKRN.

The incident involved three vehicles, and happened at about 5:15 a.m. in the area of Nissan Drive and Bent Tree Drive.

Two of the injured were pulled from one of the vehicles and transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A person in another vehicle was sent to StoneCrest Medical Center. Details on the extent of their injuries were not yet released.

Police said a person in the third vehicle was not hurt in the accident.

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Crash alert: Man killed in Smyrna crash involving minivan and pickup

by Ponce Law | September 11th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Authorities have released details of a deadly accident on a street in Smyrna on Sunday, the Rutherford Source reports.

The incident happened at about 5:53 a.m. in the 700 block of Nissan Drive. According to investigators, 41-year-old Victor Sebastian was driving a Nissan Quest north when he turned into oncoming traffic. Sebastian’s vehicle crashed into a Dodge Ram driven by 42-year-old James Bevill of Smyrna.

Sebastian, a resident of Shelbyville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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Crash Alert: Rollover crash reported near Smyrna bait shop

by Ponce Law | September 1st, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Smyrna Police responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on New Nashville Highway Friday night. At least one person appears to have been injured.

WGNS reports that a Cadillac SUV rolled over on the highways median near Big Charlie’s Bait Shop, located at 6516 South Lowry Street. Wet roads caused by Hurricane Laura may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

A clerk on duty at the bait shop said that customers had mentioned the crash, although he had not witnessed it himself. Further investigations were ongoing as of that evening.

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