NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person has died in a hit-and-run crash on Gallatin Pike South and a 60-year-old woman has been arrested regarding the crash.
Police say the crash happened in the 1200 block of Gallatin Pike South near W. Due West Avenue at around 1:20 p.m. Sunday. A silver Chevy Monte Carlo, driven by 60-year-old woman Linda Trice, was traveling north on Gallatin Pike when it went almost completely onto the sidewalk, hitting Stephen Carmon, 60, of Madison.
Carmon, who was in a motorized wheelchair, appeared to be waiting for a city bus when he was hit. He died at the scene, according to police.
Police later found the Chevy on E. Webster Street. As police examined the car, Trice approached them and admitted to being the driver. She told officers something was thrown at her windshield, causing her to swerve. As she spoke, she smelled of alcohol. She also showed signs of impairment while performing field sobriety tests.
A blood sample will be measured at the MNPD Crime Lab for alcohol content.
Trice has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.
She is being held in the Downtown Detention Center in lieu of a $153,600 bond.