A 44-year-old man who lives in Murfreesboro is now the subject of a vehicular homicide investigation in Nashville.
According to the preliminary investigation by Metro Nashville Police, the driver of a Cadillac Escalade was traveling at a high rate of speed passing vehicles on the right shoulder when he went off the roadway. Witnesses say the driver of the SUV over-corrected and entered the opposite lane of traffic.
Murfreesboro resident Lamario Hunt has been identified as the driver of the Escalade, as noted by police. Hunt struck a Chevrolet Trax forcing it off the roadway. Immediately after the crash Hunt was picked up by a white Dodge Charger and was driven back to his home in Murfreesboro. Authorities say that Hunt's wife later drove him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
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The driver of the Trax and the passenger, Tenzera, were taken to Vanderbilt as well. Officers reported the driver experienced life-threatening injuries while Tenzera was pronounced dead at the hospital. Both occupants of the Trax were wearing their seat-belts.
Hunt showed signs of impairment at Vanderbilt and a search warrant was issued for a blood sample at the hospital, according to the Metro Police Department. A large amount of marijuana was allegedly found inside the Cadillac as well as a small plastic baggy with a white powdery substance.
Hunt is facing charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, failure to render aid, and failure to make immediate notice of accident. Additional drug charges are pending.
Source: Metro Nashville Police Department
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