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Two Young Adults Killed in Early Morning Head-On Collision on Bell Road

8/16/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This morning’s 12:40 a.m. head-on collision between a Scion sedan and a Ford F-150 pickup truck on Bell Road near Brookview Estates Drive killed both persons in the Scion. They are identified as Dalton Williams, 21, and Samantha Peevyhouse, 25, both of Centerville.

The preliminary investigation shows that the 2016 Scion was traveling west on Bell Road and had just passed Brook View Estates Drive when, for an unknown reason, the eastbound 2007 Ford pickup truck crossed into the car’s path and collided with it head-on. Williams and Peevyhouse, who were wearing seatbelts, died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck, Jose Damaso-Hernandez, 23, was critically injured, as was an adult passenger, Sadia Bonilla-Gomez, 21, both of Nashville. They were not wearing seatbelts. A five-year-old girl in the pickup truck was in a child safety seat, but it was not secured. She received minor injuries.

A witness who was traveling on Bell Road reported that the pickup truck passed him at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

A blood sample from Damaso-Hernandez will be tested at the MNPD Crime Laboratory for alcohol content.

Charges related to this fatal crash are pending the completion of the investigation.

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