NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A multi-vehicle crash that happened overnight on I-24 E has left one person dead and another seriously injured.
The crash happened early Sunday morning around 3:15 a.m. at mile marker 57.8 near Haywood Lane.
According to Metro police, a 2011 Honda Civic was stopped in a lane of travel for an unknown reason with no lights on.
That’s when a bus traveling eastbound struck the vehicle unable to avoid the collision. One man in the Honda Civic died on scene.
The owner of the Honda Civic, Luis Fernando Cruz of Nashville, was transported to the Vanderbilt Medical Center with serious injuries. According to Metro police, occupants in the Civic were not wearing seatbelts.
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Investigators found that the Civic was in park with no lights displayed, and evidence of alcohol inside the car after the crash.
The Medical Examiner is working to positively identify the man inside the Civic that died on scene.
Potential charges against Cruz are pending.