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Teen was intoxicated in crash that killed dad, TN cops say

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An unlicensed and intoxicated teen driver is charged with killing his dad after the vehicle they were in crashed into a utility pole Dec. 28, Nashville cops say

An unlicensed and intoxicated teen driver is charged with killing his dad after the automobile they have been in crashed right into a utility pole Dec. 28, Nashville cops say

A unlicensed teen who was driving whereas intoxicated has been charged with killing his dad, after their automobile ran off the street and crashed, in response to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Division in Tennessee.

It occurred at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, on a five-lane freeway in north Nashville, officers stated.

“The 17-year-old was driving a Toyota Camry inbound within the 1300 block of S. Dickerson Pike when the automotive left the roadway and struck a utility pole,” police stated in a information launch.

“His father … was driving within the again seat and was not sporting a seat belt. He was fatally injured after impacting the windshield.”

The deceased passenger was recognized as Francisco Camaja-Taperia, 52, of Madison, officers stated. Madison is a suburb of northeast Nashville.

Just one automobile was concerned within the crash.

The teenager’s identification was not launched as a result of he’s a minor.

“The 17-year-old smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to ingesting earlier,” police stated. “Each he and a entrance seat passenger have been sporting seat belts and weren’t significantly damage.”

The teenager has been “charged with vehicular murder by intoxication, vehicular assault and driving with no license.” He was booked right into a juvenile detention facility.

Investigators didn’t report the place the three had been earlier within the morning or the place they have been going when the automobile crashed.

Teenagers can get a learner’s allow at age 15 in Tennessee, and an Intermediate Restricted License at 16. A full driver’s license is simply obtainable to individuals over 18.

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Mark Worth has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, protecting beats together with colleges, crime, immigration, LGBTQ points, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the College of Memphis with majors in journalism and artwork historical past, and a minor in geology.



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