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Two-Vehicle Collision on Charlotte Pike Claims Nashville Man

3/26/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The man killed in Friday’s 4 p.m. two-vehicle crash on Charlotte Pike at the entrance ramp to I-40 East is identified as Larry Wirth, 80, of Nashville.

The preliminary investigation shows that Wirth was driving his 2019 Nissan Rogue west on Charlotte Pike when the eastbound driver of a 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Starr Underwood, 23, attempted to turn left onto the I-40 East entrance ramp and collided with the oncoming Rogue.

Wirth was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died. His wife, Elizabeth Wirth, 79, was the front seat passenger. She was transported to St. Thomas Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Underwood was transported to Centennial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. All involved were wearing seatbelts.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene. The investigation continues into which driver had the right of way prior to the collision.

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