Woman dies 1 month after wrong-way crash on Briley Pkwy., Driver charged

Ronald Harris (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is facing homicide charges after a woman died over a month after she was injured in a wrong-way crash on Briley Parkway.

Metro police reported 58-year-old Ronald Harris was traveling the wrong-way on Briley Parkway near Eaton’s Creek Road on June 30 when he hit another vehicle head-on around 9:45 p.m.

Harris, along with the driver of the other vehicle, Jacques Johnson, and passenger Freida Clark, were all taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Clark, 74, died from injuries sustained in the crash on Monday. Johnson has since been treated and released.

According to an affidavit, an empty bottle of Jack Daniels was found inside Harris’ 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Toxicology reports determined his blood alcohol level was .225 percent at the time of the crash.

Harris was booked into the Metro jail and charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

His bond was set at $60,000. He has a previous conviction for reckless driving.