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