An accident near Smyrna, Tennessee left one person dead and six others injured this past Monday, February 17.
Trooper Dana Vann believes that alcohol could be to blame, and she sent blood samples taken from the driver who died to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Nashville Crime Laboratory for evaluation.
According to the Daily News Journal, the accident occurred after a the driver of a Toyota Celica attempted to pass a vehicle along the Old Nashville Highway and collided head-on with an oncoming Chevrolet Trailblazer carrying six. The driver of the Celica, 53-year-old Ronald King, died at the scene.
The impact caused Trailblazer to flip. 64-year-old Deborah Debenadetto, who was a passenger in the SUV, was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A media relations official with Vanderbilt said that she was still in critical condition as of Tuesday.