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Man Critically Injured in Multiple-Vehicle Crash Last Month on Dickerson Pike Dies

1/4/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The man critically injured in a December 19 multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard has died.

John Woods, 50, was a front passenger in a Nissan Altima driven by Torina McCord, 52. McCord was stopped on Dickerson Pike at the red light when her car was struck by the northbound driver of a Ford Econoline, Joshua R. Thompson, 33. Thompson, who failed to stop for the red light, collided with two other vehicles stopped at the light. Only Woods sustained life threatening injuries. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died Friday.

Thompson lost consciousness during the crash investigation. He was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he told officers that he had taken Xanax just prior to the crash. Thompson showed signs of impairment, including constricted pupils which can indicate opiate use. He was charged with aggravated assault by intoxication, driving on a suspended license, and driving without insurance on December 20. The aggravated assault charge is now expected to be upgraded to vehicular homicide by intoxication.

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Joshua R. Thompson, 33
Joshua R. Thompson, 33