NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)- One person is dead and two others were injured following a wrong-way crash on I-24 early Saturday morning.
The crash happened overnight just after 2:30 a.m. at mile marker 39 near Whites Creek Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard shutting down the eastbound lanes of traffic.
Kelvin Mejia-Romero,32, was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-24 in his 2015 Nissan Rogue when he collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by 66-year-old Samuel Dimsuke Sr. of Nashville.
Metro police said Dimsuke died at the scene while Meijia-Romero was transported to Vanderbilt University with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Metro police, Mejia-Romero told authorities he consumed eight to nine beers before driving and showed signs of impairment.
A blood sample from Mejia-Romero will be analyzed for alcohol content. He has two prior DUI convictions.
Mejia-Romero was officially charged with vehicular homicide on January 11 and is currently on an immigration hold.