Pursuit of reckless driver ends in crash on Nashville interstate


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Hermitage man was arrested after a pursuit Tuesday night that ended in a crash on the interstate in the Whites Creek area.

According to Metro police, officers were advised around 10:30 p.m. that Tennessee Highway Patrol was in pursuit of a reckless, speeding driver who eventually crashed on Interstate 24 eastbound near mile marker 37, between the Old Hickory Boulevard and Whites Creek Pike exits.

Troopers said they attempted to stop the speeding driver, identified as Prince Williamson, but the 33-year-old accelerated and sped off. Williamson tried to pass another vehicle by using the left shoulder, but lost control and ran into a cable barrier, investigators explained.

Williamson reportedly attempted to flee the scene but was taken into custody. He was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, troopers said.

Once released from the hospital, investigators said Williamson will be charged with evading arrest by vehicle, possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, speeding, no seatbelt, improper passing and driving on a suspended license.

A stolen firearm was also located in Williamson’s vehicle, investigators revealed.

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