Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro crash

Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro crash (Image 1)
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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