Man Killed in Fiery Single Car Crash in Antioch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The driver killed in this afternoon’s fiery single-car crash in the 5700 block of Crossings Boulevard is believed to be an 18-year-old Antioch man. The victim was not identifiable at the scene. The Medical Examiner is working to confirm his name.
South Precinct officers responded to a call of a crashed Nissan Altima at 12:50 p.m. The car had run off the road and struck a large tree, causing the Altima to burst into flames. Four teenage passengers, three females and one male, managed to get of the car and are in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The driver’s foot was pinned inside the vehicle.
The preliminary investigation shows that reckless driving was the primary cause of the crash.