NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in South Nashville early Monday morning, according to crews with the Nashville Fire Department.
The crash happened in the 1200 block of Kermit Drive, which is just off Murfreesboro Pike near Briley Parkway, around 5:30 a.m.
The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Nina Page. According to Metro, Page rear-ended a Toyota 4 Runner before this fatal crash.
Police say Page and the driver of that Toyota, Richard Tubbs, made contact after she rear-ended him and discussed to meet at a Shell nearby.
Tubbs was reportedly driving ahead of Page when he said she suddenly turned on to Kermit Drive.
When Tubbs turned around to see where she went, he located her 1989 Ford van which left the roadway and struck a tree, police said.
Page was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the reason for the crash was likely due to excessive speed around a curve.