20-year-old killed in crash on I-24 in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 20-year-old man was killed in a crash on Interstate 24 in South Nashville early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 53 between the Harding Place and Briley Parkway exits.

The man killed has been identified as 20-year-old Andres Perez of Nashville.

A release from Metro Police states the preliminary investigation shows Perez traveling westbound on I-24 in a 2011 Honda Civic when, for reasons unknown, he lost control and struck the center retaining wall of the interstate, coming to a stop in lane three.

The release goes on to state that after the crash, Perez apparently got out of his vehicle, presumably to inspect the damage. The Honda was then struck by the westbound driver of a 2008 Ford Taurus.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

I-24 West reopened to traffic just after 8 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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