Man charged in Rutherford County crash that killed driver, injured young children

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man had been charged with vehicular homicide after a weekend crash that killed another driver and injured two children, authorities said Monday.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Double Springs Road, southeast of Murfreesboro.

According to a crash report released Monday by Tennessee Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Donnie Stevens was backing out of a driveway with two children in his pick-up truck, a three-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy, so he could travel northbound.

The report states Jason Holder, 37, was driving a sedan southbound on Double Springs Road at a “high rate of speed,” when he crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into the front of Stevens’ pick-up truck, causing the truck to roll over and land on its top.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder (Courtesy: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office)

Stevens died as a result of his injuries, investigators said. The two young children in his pick-up truck were injured, but the extent of the injuries was not immediately released.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Holder was charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment. His bond was set at $235,000.

The crash remains under investigation.

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