1 dead after vehicle crash causes fire at apartment complex in Hermitage


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Fire Department went to the scene of a fatal apartment fire on Saturday night.

According to authorities, a car crashed into the side of the apartment building.

The driver of the vehicle is deceased.

Metro Police say that person has been identified as 25-year old Steven Liggon.

They say Liggon crashed his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck into a building at Highlands at the Lake apartment complex.

The preliminary investigation shows that Liggon, who was at his girlfriend’s apartment, reportedly left to go to the store.

His pick-up truck backed over the curb and struck the side of an apartment building and several air conditioning units.

The vehicle and building both caught fire.  Liggon was unable to exit the vehicle and died at the scene.

No one else was injured.

Nashville Fire Department crews responded and put out the fire.

Currently, it is unclear if the crash occurred as Liggon left the parking lot or returned. 

There was no evidence at the scene of drug or alcohol involvement in this fatal crash. The investigation continues.

The fire affected a vacant apartment and the unit above it which was occupied but the residences were not home.

The Nashville Fire Department tweeted:

The Nashville Fire Department were able to stop the fire and keep it from spreading to other units.

According to reports, 10 units will be impacted because they have to cut off power to the entire building in order to make sure it’s safe for the crews to continue their work.

NFD is working with apartment management to determine if the Red Cross is needed to help the displaced residents.

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