18-year-old killed, driver injured in south Nashville crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  An 18-year-old man has died from his injuries after a crash in south Nashville Sunday night.

According to a release from Metro police, Zeyad Hussein, 21, was driving a 2001 Honda S2000 roadster on Hopedale Drive just after 9 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Police say the investigation to this point shows Hussein was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions when he lost control and hit a brick mailbox.

His 18-year-old passenger, Riath Al-Shawi, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died early Monday morning.

Hussein remains hospitalized at TriStar Skyline Medical Center for his injuries.

Police said there was no indication of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene.

Neither of the men were wearing seatbelts, police said.

Dr. Pam Vaden, Ravenwood High principal, issued the following statement on Monday.

“The Ravenwood community is heartbroken to learn that due to an automobile accident, Senior Riath Al-Shawi passed away Sunday evening.  Riath transferred to Ravenwood from Cane Ridge High School his Junior year. Riath was a kind and trusted friend to many, and those who knew Riath remember his wonderful smile.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”