NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 45-year-old Nashville woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 440 Sunday night.
The crash happened around 9 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the I-440 bridge that goes over I-65 near mile marker 4.8.
According to Metro police, Hugo Sanchez-Rodriguez, 32, was driving a 2019 Ford F-250 east in the westbound lanes and crashed into a Toyota Corolla driven by Kennetha Sawyers, of Nashville.
Sawyers died at the scene and her passenger, later identified as her 15-year-old daughter, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries, according to investigators. The teen has since been upgraded to stable.
Metro police reported Sanchez-Rodriguez and two of his three adult male passengers were not injured. His front seat passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Rodriguez was still on the scene when officers got there and police say he had obvious signs of impairment like bloodshot, watery eyes, and he was unsteady on his feet, even almost falling at one point. Police said he smelled of alcohol and refused a field sobriety test.
The report stated that Rodriguez ended up passing out in an officer’s patrol car and officers are requested a blood test.
Rodriguez was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and four counts of aggravated vehicular assault. He was booked into the Metro jail around 2:30 a.m. Monday and has a total bond set at $300,000.
No other information was immediately released.
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