NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three teenagers from Franklin were killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Nashville.
Officials identified the teens as 18-year-old Jeffrie Prendergast, 18-year-old Jonathan Jesus Bravo and 19-year-old Jordan Posantes.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said the crash happened at approximately 12:05 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, near the intersection of Sidco Drive and Powell Avenue.
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Officials reported an officer located a group of street racers in the Powell Avenue area and attempted to stop a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, but the driver — identified as Prendergast — fled at a high rate of speed. The officer then deactivated his emergency equipment and decided not to pursue the Camaro, police said.
According to authorities, the Camaro crashed a short time later and traveled through a stop sign at Powell Avenue and Sidco Drive. Police said the Camaro then left the roadway and struck a railroad track berm, which caused the Chevy to go airborne.
The Camaro then reportedly traveled through a chain link fence and landed in a parking lot on railroad property, where it became wedged between two semi-trailers.
Metro police said all three teens were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement.
No other information was immediately released.