Two Tennessee families are in mourning after a tragic accident took the lives of two young adults. The full details on the accident have not yet been made available, although both of the individuals who lost their lives have now been identified. A man has been arrested in connection with the accident and is facing vehicular homicide charges.
The accident took place in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday. An 18-year-old student at Austin Peay University was traveling in a vehicle with a friend, who was also 18 years of age. Police believe that their vehicle was traveling through the intersection of 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Trenton Road when the collision took place. The man driving the other vehicle has been accused of running a red light immediately prior to the accident.
The second driver survived the crash and is now facing serious criminal charges. In addition to vehicular homicide, the man is accused of vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic signal. His bond has been set at $2.5 million, and there is no word on whether he has secured legal counsel as of the time of this report.
It is unclear whether the surviving driver underwent alcohol breath analysis or any other form of sobriety testing at the scene of the accident. As he prepares his response to the vehicular homicide and other criminal charges, the full range of circumstances surrounding the accident will be carefully examined. It is important to note that not everyone in Tennessee who is charged with a crime is eventually convicted, and readers should avoid making conclusions concerning the innocence or guilt of the man who survived this terrible accident.
Source: fox17.com, "Austin Peay University Freshman Among Two Killed in DUI Crash in Clarksville", Matt Alvarez, Oct. 23, 2016