NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 25-year-old man will be charged once he is released from the hospital in connection with a deadly crash on Bell Road Sunday night.
The head-on crash happened around 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of Ned Shelton Road.
Metro police reported Freddie Smith, 23, was driving north in a Kia Optima when a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling south crossed the double yellow lines and struck the Optima. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck was identified as 25-year-old Daniel Rocha-Villanueva. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
According to Metro police, Rocha-Villanueva showed several indicators of impairment and admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash. A search warrant was obtained for his blood.
Witnesses told police they saw the truck driving erratically prior to the crash.
Upon his release from the hospital, Rocha-Villanueva will be charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, driving without a license and failure to provide proof of insurance.
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