NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 28-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash that occurred overnight in South Nashville.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said the crash happened at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, in the 1100 block of Murfreesboro Pike.
Officers said the College Grove man was driving a Nissan Xterra at a high rate of speed in the westbound lanes of Murfreesboro Pike when he lost control and went off the roadway.
The Nissan reportedly struck a utility pole and a tree before it finally landed on its passenger side in the parking lot of 1128 Murfreesboro Pike.
According to police, several bystanders heard the crash and removed the man from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said the 28-year-old man had a Guatemalan ID. Efforts are underway to identify him and notify his family.
Metro police said there was evidence of alcohol use at the scene, so toxicology testing will be conducted to determine if impairment played a role in the deadly crash.
At this time, officials reportedly believe the driver’s excessive speed and failure to maintain his lane were factors that contributed to the crash.
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