DUI driver thought she was hit by wrong-way driver

Delois Beasley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The woman who police say was drunk when she was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 and hit a Corvette, killing its driver, told officers she thought she had been hit by a wrong-way driver, an affidavit obtained by News 2 Wednesday morning revealed.

Delois Beasley, 38, was booked into the Metro jail Tuesday afternoon following her release from the hospital.

She is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and vehicle assault. Her bond was set at $500,000.

Beasley was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-65 just before Midnight last Sunday when her Cadillac Escalade hit the northbound Corvette head-on.

Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell was killed in the accident. (Courtesy: Facebook)

Its driver, Michael Campbell, died at this scene. His front seat passenger and friend, Terry Anderson, survived but faces extensive recovery.

When responding officers asked Beasley how much she had to drink, she stated “way too much” adding she drank “half of a Hennessey.”

She then told officers she was “struck by a vehicle going the wrong way,” the affidavit read.

When she was informed that she was actually traveling the wrong way she starred at the officer with a blank, confused look, he reported.

Beasley worked for the Tennessee Department of Correction. The department said earlier this week they planned to terminate her following the crash.

Campbell and Anderson, part-time musicians from Kentucky, were on their way home from the Eric Church concert in Nashville when the crash occurred.

Campbell leaves behind a wife and three sons.

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