I-65 reopens after fatal crash north of downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a fatal crash that closed a portion of Interstate 65 just north of downtown Nashville late Tuesday night.

According to police, 42-year-old Harold Brown was killed in the two-vehicle crash around 11:50 p.m. southbound just past the West Trinity Lane exit.

Investigators said Brown passed another driver at a high rate of speed, then changed into that driver’s lane, clipping the front end of her car. Brown’s vehicle then slammed into a concrete wall, crossed back over all four lanes of the interstate and collided with a guardrail.

Brown, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he died, police explained.

The other driver’s car also struck the concrete wall before coming to a stop on the interstate. Officers said she was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center for treatment.

Police revealed there was evidence of alcohol involvement on Brown’s part, but toxicology testing will be conducted to determine whether that played a role in the fatal crash.

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