Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Hermitage; Driver later charged

OHB near Butler Lane

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving another rider and a car in Hermitage Sunday afternoon.

It happened on Old Hickory Boulevard at Butler Lane near the front entrance of The Hermitage around 1 p.m.

Two motorcyclists were traveling southbound side-by-side when they were struck by a blue Nissan Altima traveling northbound, according to police.

The Altima crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the motorcyclists in a head-on collision. There were no passengers on the motorcycles.

Robert Jordan, 60, of Madison, died at the scene. Jordan’s wife Tiffany was also killed in a motorcycle crash in Madison.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Jordan family with funeral expenses.

The other motorcyclist, James Clark, 67. of Hendersonville, was transported with road rash and other minor injuries. He is in stable condition at Summit Medical Center.

Metro police believe the Altima was driven by Zachary Price, 18, who fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood.

Price was located after 7 p.m. at a relative’s home located on Trails End Lane and arrested.

He was asleep when officers arrived and, when awakened, appeared to be intoxicated, according to police.

Price was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault and leaving the scene of a crash.

A passenger from inside the Altima stayed at the scene and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for minor injuries.

Metro police said evidence of potential alcohol and drug use by Price and his passenger was located at the scene. There was no indication of impairment on the part of the motorcyclists.

No additional information was released.