Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro crash

Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro crash (Image 1)

Famed rock n’ roll artist Little Richard was involved in a crash Monday morning in Murfreesboro.

The accident happened at 11:40 a.m. on S. Church Street.

According to the traffic report, Little Richard, whose real name is Richard Penniman, was riding in the passenger’s seat of a Cadillac sedan driven by 70-year-old Willard Fletcher Jr.

Two other men, Daniel Jones and David Lester, were also riding in the back seat.

As they were driving down S. Church, 44-year-old Shanda Hoosier attempted to turn left out of a Kroger grocery store.

Hoosier ultimately struck the passenger’s side of the Cadillac, the report states.

The Cadillac sustained at least $400 in damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Luckily, no one was injured.

Little Richard rose to fame in the 1950s with hits such as “Tutti-Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”

He quickly became a pioneer of and helped shape rock n’ roll music, combining the new, popular genre with soul and R&B.

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