49-year-old man killed in single-car crash on Briley Park exit ramp

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 49-year-old man was killed early Friday morning in a single-car crash in the Inglewood neighborhood of east Nashville.

Metro police say Vincent Batson, of Rock Creek Court, died on the ramp from Gallatin Road to Briley Parkway about 5:15 p.m.

According to a press release, Batson was exiting Briley onto Gallatin when he lost control of his 2013 BMW 335i.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The car traveled over the ramp and collided with the sound barrier wall. Batson died at the scene.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene. Speed appears to have been a contributing factor.

According to a witness, a passenger fled the scene prior to police arriving. He is described as a white male in his 30s. He has brown hair, weighs approximately 150 pounds and was wearing a blue shirt.

Police say he was bleeding from his head after the crash.

Anyone with information about the passenger is asked to contact the Crash Investigation Unit at 615-862-7738.