Man charged in I-65 crash that injured Williamson County deputy

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I-65 Williamson County deputy crash

(Photo: WKRN)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The driver who crashed into a Williamson County deputy’s cruiser in a construction zone along Interstate 65 Wednesday morning had drugs and alcohol in his system, Tennessee Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes just before 2 a.m. near the Cool Springs Boulevard exit.

Seth Obermeyer
Seth Obermeyer (Courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

According to Highway Patrol, Deputy Seth Obermeyer was inside a temporary work zone with his SUV’s lights activated, when Nathaniel Chapuis, 28, crashed his vehicle into Obermeyer’s SUV.

I-65 Williamson County deputy crash
(Photo: WKRN)

Deputy Obermeyer and Chapuis were both transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where they were stable, troopers said.

Upon his release from the hospital, THP said Chapuis would be lodged in the Williamson County jail on charges of aggravated vehicular assault, driving on a revoked license, no seatbelt and open container.

Nathan Chapuis
Nathan Chapuis (Courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

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