We have more news on the bicycle verses car accident that occurred in Murfreesboro this past weekend (Oct. 23, 2015).
37-Year old bicyclist Chad R. Simons died after being struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette allegedly being driven by 47-year old Kevin Howard Griffin. The accident occurred around 11:00 Friday night near the intersection of E. Clark Blvd and Dow St. After the collision, Griffin allegedly fled the scene in the Corvette.
Police confirmed that later in the weekend, Griffin was located and arrested. The Smyrna resident was charged with "Evading Arrest, Failure to Render Aid, Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident and Reckless Driving." His bond was set at $500,000. He currently remains behind bars. Griffin is scheduled to appear in court on January 21, 2016.
The official police report shows that Griffin was stopped and held by Smyrna Police near the Florence Station Market on Florence Road at Broad Street late Sunday night, two days after the accident. He was held by Smyrna PD until Murfreesboro Police arrived to take him into custody.
The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team says that the case remains open and under investigation. Again, bicyclist Chad R. Simons died in the collision that took place Friday night (10/23/15).
Photo: Kevin Griffin (mugshot)
Vehicle #1 - White, 1998 Chevrolet Corvette:
Driver: Kevin Howard Griffin, DOB 03/11/1961, 127 Wolverine Ct, Smyrna Tn. 37167
Operator: Chad R. Simons, DOB 01/10/1978, 1540 New Lascassas Pk, Apt #311, Murfreesboro, Tn. 37130
MPD Arrest Report #15-21874