NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 25-year-old man was killed in a crash on Interstate 65 North late Tuesday night.
It happened near the Dickerson Pike exit just before midnight.
According to a release, the preliminary investigation shows Chowan Chhay was traveling in the northbound lanes at a high rate of speed when his 2010 Nissan Maxima left the exit ramp and traveled into the woodline, striking several trees. The car came to a rest upside down in a ravine.
Chhay was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
A 26-year-old passenger, identified as Teandre Fisher, was also hurt and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was last listed in critical condition.
A second passenger, 25-year-old Tanesha Miller, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Police said before the crash, Chhay passed a Metro police officer at a high rate of speed. The officer, who was also traveling northbound on I-65, briefly activated his blue lights but turned them off when Chhay reportedly showed no sign of slowing down.
Police said when the officer got to the Dickerson Pike exit he noticed there was dirt disturbed in the median along with several vehicle parts.
Toxicology testing is being conducted to determine whether drug or alcohol played a role in the crash.