Suspected driver in deadly Germantown crash jailed for probation violation

3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The suspected driver involved in a deadly four-car accident in Germantown Thursday was booked into the Metro jail following her release from the hospital.

Stephanie Ferguson, 29, was booked just after 1:30 p.m. Friday for violating the terms of her probation from a March 2014 DUI conviction. She is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Stephanie Ferguson
Stephanie Ferguson

Ferguson is the suspected pickup driver of a fatal crash that happened on Third Avenue and Jefferson Street on Thursday.

Willie Nichols, 64, and 66-year-old Aaron Hall were both killed in the accident.

PHOTOS: 2 killed in Germantown crash

Police said they were sitting stationary behind two other cars around 11:20 a.m. when they were struck from behind.

“Traffic has just begun to move when a red pickup truck coming off the bridge smashed into the rear of a Cadillac, which then caused a chain reaction crash with two other vehicles,” police spokesman Don Aaron said.

Six people, including suspected driver Ferguson and 28-year-old Ashley Morrison, who was in the pickup truck with Ferguson, were all injured in the crash.

Earlier Thursday, Ferguson was convicted of DUI from a Dec. 2013 crash where she drove into a house on Delaware Avenue.

On her Facebook page she wrote, “To everyone that is doubting me, I had a seizure and I am so sorry for the lives taken. Prayers for the people involved and the family hurt.”

Records show Ferguson has a lengthy criminal record including two DUIs, several charges of driving without a license or a revoked license, theft, assault and several drug possession charges.

She is scheduled to be back in court Monday.

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