NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 36-year-old Nashville man has died after a crash Saturday night.
Metro police say Derrick Gilcrease was driving his Toyota Camry south on Bell Road near Smith Springs Road at a high rate of speed and, according to witnesses, was passing cars by driving into oncoming traffic. While trying to negotiate a curve, he crashed into a Ford pickup truck traveling northbound.
Gilcrease, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his car and died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and refused treatment. A passenger in the pickup truck was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
There was no evidence that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Police say the preliminary factor to the crash appears to be Gilcrease driving recklessly.