One person in custody after fatal officer-involved crash in Joelton


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was killed and a Metro police officer injured in a crash in Joelton Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened at the intersection of Clarksville Pike and Bernard Road in Joelton around 3:30 p.m. According to Kris Mumford with Metro police, the driver of a red pickup truck ran a stop sign.

Officer Ben Cantrell is being treated for a broken arm, injured wrist & hand.

Mumford said that’s when the pickup crashed into a white sedan, sending that car into the path of a Metro patrol car. The officer was unable to avoid the crash.

The driver of the white sedan was also taken to a hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

Officer Ben Cantrell was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his arms.

Mumford said the pickup driver was not injured. He is under investigation, suspected of driving under the influence.

News 2 captured video of a man being placed into custody

Investigators continue to piece together what exactly happened. The name of the victim killed has not yet been released.

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