NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person is dead and another has been arrested following a wrong-way crash on I-65 Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 8:30 a.m. near the I-40 East interchange. Police said Kendre Howard, 33, of Nashville, was driving his 2011 Ford Flex when he lost control and crossed the median.

Howard’s vehicle went airborne and hit a 2014 Buick Regal driven by Tony Whitlow, 53, of Brentwood. Both vehicles then collided with a semi. Whitlow was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an arrest warrant, Howard smelled of alcohol, and his speech was slurred. Metro Police said he admitted to consuming about half a bottle of brandy and using approximately 1.5 grams of cocaine.

He was then taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

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Howard was also wanted on an outstanding aggravated robbery charge from August.