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Man Indicted for Vehicular Homicide in Downtown Collision


June 9, 2014


Fatal crash investigators this afternoon arrested the driver of a Toyota Camry that on February 27th jumped a Church Street curb downtown and fatally injured a man who was seated on a sidewalk bench.
Mina Wahba, 23, of Millwood Drive, has been indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on charges of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and driving without proof of insurance.  The victim was Philip Radican, 56, a homeless individual who was known to frequent the area of 7th Avenue North & Church Street.
The 2000 model Camry, with Wahba behind the wheel, was traveling west on Church Street at 1:15 p.m. when witnesses reported that it ran the red light at the 7th Avenue intersection and collided with another car that was turning left onto Church Street from 7th Avenue.  The impact resulted in the Camry jumping the curb and colliding with the bench on which Radican was sitting.  He died at the scene.

Mina Wahba