Car crashes down ravine in Priest Lake; Police search for victims

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Earhart Road in the Priest Lake area was closed for about an hour early Monday morning in Nashville after police found a car had run off the road and down a ravine.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Police on the scene told News 2 they received calls from neighbors in the area around 5 a.m., saying two men were knocking on doors and asking for help.

Officers searched the area and found a rental car out of Georgia about 20 to 30 feet down the ravine where it crashed into a tree.

Tracks were visible, showing where people had walked through yards going house-to-house before disappearing into a wooded area.

A short time later, a Wilson County deputy saw a man walking alongside a road, questioned him and realized he had been involved in the crash.

Metro police told News 2 the man was taken into custody and transported to the hospital to be treated for a head injury. They also said the man claimed there were two other people with him. Police are still searching for them.

It’s unclear if the man was the driver or a passenger in the car.

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