On Tuesday morning, a two-vehicle accident took the life of 45-year-old Arthur Alexander and injured 21-year-old Travis Jones on Murfreesboro Pike.
The fatal incident took place on Murfreesboro Pike at Town Park Drive. The preliminary investigation showed that 21-year-old Travis Jones was heading southbound in a Kia Sedona when he crashed into a Volkswagen Jetta that was turning left onto Murfreesboro Pike from Town Park Drive. On arrival, medics rushed the driver of the Jetta, Arthur Alexander from Nashville, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.
Jones and his passenger were also taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. Alcohol or drug did not seem to be involved in the accident. The initial cause of the crash appears to be Alexander’s failure to yield the right of way but later evidence at the scene also revealed that excessive speed on the part of Jones may have been a contributing factor.
An investigation continues.
October 13, 2021