NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed and another was critically injured when a motorcycle and minivan collided in South Nashville late Thursday night.
Metro police responded around 11:30 p.m. to the crash on Murfreesboro Pike at Smith Springs Road.
Officers said 58-year-old Mohammed Altamimi was driving the van and was turning left onto Smith Springs Road from Murfreesboro Pike, when a motorcycle crashed into the front passenger-side door of the van.
A passenger in the van, identified as 53-year-old Hamdieh Almansory of Antioch, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Almansory was not wearing a seatbelt, according to investigators. The four other occupants of the van were not seriously injured.
Police said the motorcyclist, identified as 27-year-old Jesse Hang of Lebanon, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition.
According to police, the preliminary contributing factor to the crash appears to be the van failing to yield to the motorcycle.