NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in North Nashville.
The crash was reported just after 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wheless Street and 14th Avenue North on Saturday, Sept. 23.
According to police, the motorcyclist — identified as 29-year-old Nicolas Kerdiles — was driving his Indian Motorcycle west on Wheless Street when he traveled through a stop sign and struck a BMW.
A preliminary investigation shows that Kerdiles hit the driver’s side of the BMW SUV. Authorities reported that SUV immediately stopped after the crash.
Kerdiles was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died, officials said.
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The Anaheim Ducks, an NHL team based in California, posted about Kerdiles’ death on X, formerly known as Twitter: “We’re heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning. An Irvine native, Nic became the first player from Orange County to play for the Ducks, in 2017. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.”
According to TMZ, Kerdiles was also the former fiancé of Savannah Chrisley, the daughter of Todd and Julie Chrisley and one of the stars of the reality television series “Chrisley Knows Best”, as well as its spin-off, “Growing Up Chrisley”.
On Saturday afternoon, Savannah shared a clip of the two kissing, saying, “I’m still hoping you respond to my text…”
About an hour later, Savannah posted the following statement on Instagram, along with a picture of her and Kerdiles:
Heaven gained the most beautiful angel today… I miss you and I love you… I’ll forever save our last messages of “I love you”… please send me a sign that you’re ok… maybe it’ll be thru a ham and cheese crepe.. or pasta with white sauce… or maybe even your favorite carrot cake.
We loved hard… and I can’t wait to ride bikes along the beaches of heaven with you one day
Investigators said there were no signs of impairment on behalf of either driver. No charges are expected against the BMW driver.
No additional details have been released about the crash.
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