UPDATE: 'Boro Woman Charged in Fatal I-24 Hit & Run, Local Victim Identified

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Suspected Hit and Run driver Kelley Jones, 38, of Murfreesboro, is charged with multiple offenses for her alleged involvement in Saturday's 3:40 a.m. three vehicle collision on I-24 East near Haywood Lane in Nashville that claimed the life of the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta.

The driver fatally injured is identified as Jalah Owens, 18, of Murfreesboro.

The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of an eastbound 2007 Volkswagen Jetta struck the rear of an unknown vehicle (possibly a tractor/trailer or vehicle of similar size) on I-24 resulting in Jones, the suspected driver of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, to then strike the rear of the Jetta. All three vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-24.


The Pontiac was unoccupied when police arrived on the scene. Jones is the registered owner. When she sought medical treatment at a hospital in Rutherford County, police were notified. During an interview Saturday afternoon, Jones denied that she was driving the Pontiac. Her injuries are consistent with being in a high speed vehicle crash. A blood sample was drawn from Jones. She is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, failure to render aid, failure to provide notice, and driving on a revoked license. Jones is free on $15,800 bond.

Owens was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.


Anyone with information about his identity or the driver of the unknown vehicle is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600, Hit & Run investigators at 615-862-7713 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


Police in Nashville have charged a Murfreesboro woman with a fatal hit and run accident on I-24.

Thirty-eight year old Kelley Jones of Murfreesboro faces several charges for her alleged involvement in the deadly crash.

NewsChannel 5 states a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta, which also rear-ended an unknown vehicle, was reportedly hit by Jones' 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Investigators caught up with Jones at a Rutherford County hospital, where she sought medical treatment. There she reportedly denied being involved, but authorities report her injuries were consistent with a high speed crash.

NewsChannel 5 reports police drew a blood sample and charged Jones with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, failure to render aid, failure to provide notice, and driving on a revoked license. She is now free on $15,800 bond.

The driver of the Jetta, believed to also be from Murfreesboro, died after being taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment.

Metro Nashville Police are asking if anyone has information on the crash to call them at 615-862-8600.

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