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