Clarksville crash leaves man dead; Cars, building damaged

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Clarksville police are investigating a crash that left a man dead, a woman injured and multiple cars and a building damaged early Sunday morning.

Police said during the course of the investigation it was determined Alberdeen Townsend had a brief verbal altercation with the victim while she was sitting in her Ford Fusion in Summit Heights.

According to a release, the woman drove away in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

It was then police said Townsend got into his Suzuki XL7 and began chasing the victim and intentionally struck her car twice as she drove down Crossland Avenue.

Police said the victim, fearing for her life, began heading toward the Clarksville Police Department in downtown.

During that time, another collision happened near the intersection of University Avenue and Franklin Street when Townsend struck the victim’s car. Police said both drivers lost control, causing them to collide with other vehicles.

Townsend’s SUV then hit at building on Franklin Street, knocking a hole in an exterior wall just after midnight.

Townsend was killed and the female victim was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has since been treated and released.

Clarksville police determined the victims had been in a previous domestic relationship.

Investigators are working to establish the previous domestic history of the victims.