Man charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication following deadly South Nashville crash


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person was killed after a hit-and-run crash in South Nashville Sunday morning, according to a release from Metro police.

It happened around 6:15 a.m. near the intersection of Glengarry Drive and Murfreesboro Pike.

Metro police say 18-year-old Manuel Rivas-Castaneda was driving his 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck while intoxicated. He tried to make a left turn onto Glengarry Drive and crashed into a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 39-year-old Jacob Taylor from Antioch. Rivas-Castaneda left the scene of the crash and called police a short time later from his apartment on Winthorne Drive.

Taylor died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His out-of-state family members have been located and notified.

Rivas-Castaneda was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking at a party prior to the crash. His passenger was not seriously injured.

Rivas-Castaneda was arrested Sunday afternoon when he was released from the hospital and has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, failure to render aid and driving without a license, according to police.

He is being held on a $108,000 bond.

No other information was released.

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