According to the WTVF-TV, two people were killed following a wrong-way car accident on I-40 on July 27. Metro Nashville Police told the television station “one of the vehicles was traveling the wrong way on the interstate when it collided with the other vehicle around 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 near the Fesslers Lane overpass.”
According to WTVF, 37-year-old Tavares Natt, of Hermitage, was heading east in the westbound lanes in a 2007 Dodge Charger, before striking a 1997 GMC Jimmy head-on. Natt, and the driver for the Jimmy, 66-year-old Gary Hendrix, both died at the scene of the crash.
Officials are still investigating the crash and a medical examiner will conduct toxicology testing to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), nearly 400 people die each year from wrong-way driving car accidents. Drunk driving is responsible for 60 percent of wrong-way crashes, according to the NTSB. More than 22 percent of wrong-way crashes are fatal, compared with less than 1 percent of all other crashes.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence, call our Nashville car accident attorney today at (615) 690-2080. You may be entitled to compensation.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4