Charge upgraded against driver after Antioch crash victim dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 31-year-old man arrested after a weekend crash in Antioch has now been charged with vehicular homicide following the death of the other driver involved.

Metro police said they were patrolling the area of Bell Road around 10 p.m. Sunday, when they came upon a collision in the area of Rice Road.

An arrest warrant alleges Francisco Nuffio was in the driver’s seat attempting to restart his vehicle, while turning the wheel as if he was driving. The driver of the other car involved was unconscious, bleeding severely and had “crush injuries” to his chest, according to police.

Witnesses told officers they saw Nuffio traveling west on Bell Road at a high rate of speed with no lights on, when he turned into the path of the other car, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Metro police said the other driver involved in the crash, Eduar Anthony Canales Landaverde, a 24-year-old man from Houston, Texas, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where he died Monday afternoon, according to a warrant.

When Nuffio was questioned, detectives said he admitted to drinking at least five beers about two hours prior to the crash.

Nuffio was arrested and booked into the Metro jail around 2 a.m. Monday on a charge of a vehicular assault. His charge was upgraded to vehicular homicide Wednesday night and his bond was set at $150,000.

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