Man charged in deadly wrong-way crash on Ellington Parkway in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
A man has been charged after a deadly wrong-way crash on Ellington Parkway.
Police identified the at-fault driver as 65-year-old Ben Vaughn. A freshly-opened beer was found in Vaughn's car after the crash. An officer who spoke with Vaughn after the crash said he sounded impaired.
Vaughn was driving a Chevy Cruze the wrong way down Ellington Pkwy around 7:40 p.m. He hit an Infiniti sedan driven by 28-year-old Ulondria Bond.
Bond's passenger 28-year-old Denisha McKinney died from her injuries after arriving at the hospital. Bond and her two-year-old won were both treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Bond's son was buckled into his child safety seat, but the seat was not secured to the car's back seat.
Blood samples were taken from Bond and Vaughn to be analyzed for drug and alcohol content.
The MNPD said Vaughn was also taken to the hospital with injures from the crash. He will be taken to jail after he is released from the hospital.
Vaughn was charged with with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault and driving on a revoked license. He was convicted of his second DUI in 2015.