Authorities identified 41-year-old Lasundra Rice as the woman who lost her life following a two-vehicle collision that also injured her husband and two others on Sunday night in West Nashville.
As per the initial information, the fatal hit-and-run crash took place at about 8:15 PM on 40th Avenue North and Albion Street. The early reports showed that the driver of a stolen Hyundai Genesis was traveling at a high rate of speed along 4th Avenue North. At that time, a Chevrolet Malibu was crossing the road. The driver of the Genesis driver tried to brake but ended up crashing into the passenger side of the Malibu.
A witness informed the officers that the driver of the Genesis came out of the car and walked away from the scene. He was described as a young black man with the first name James. According to the officials, 41-year-old Lasundra Rice, who was a front-seat passenger in a Chevrolet Malibu, died of her injuries after the collision. A 17-year-old passenger of the Genesis was transported to a hospital with a broken leg.
Additionally, the driver of the Malibu, Rice’s husband, also received injuries and was rushed to a hospital for treatment. Another passenger in the Malibu suffered serious injuries and was shifted to the hospital. Officials stated that the Hyundai Genesis was reported stolen on April 23rd from a sports bar in the 1300 block of Bell Road. The keys were left in the car. No other details are made available.
The crash remains under investigation.
June 28, 2022
Source: WKRN News 2