NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is facing vehicular homicide by intoxication charges in connection with a deadly crash that occurred early Saturday morning in South Nashville.
The incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the 800 block of Richards Road. According to Metro police, the deadly crash involved two vehicles.
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Police have now issued arrest warrants for 21-year-old Cristian Hernandez-Raymundo charging him with vehicular homicide by intoxication, driving without a license and open container violations.
According to authorities, Hernandez-Raymundo was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he drifted to the right and ran onto the sidewalk.
Officers say preliminary investigations show that Hernandez-Raymundo may have overcorrected, which caused the truck to cross into the westbound lane and collide with a Honda Accord.
According to Metro police, the driver of the Honda — 34-year-old Juan Francisco Reyes-Reyna of Antioch — was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Efforts to notify his family are underway.
First responders at the scene reported that Hernandez-Raymundo smelled of alcohol and empty beer bottles were found in and near the trunk. In addition, he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Hernandez-Raymundo is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries from the crash and will be taken into custody upon his hospital discharge, police say.
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