Nashville Man Critically Injured in Friday's Two-Car Collision on Lebanon Pike Dies
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The Nashville man critically injured in a head-on two car collision Friday on Lebanon Pike involving a suspected drunk/impaired driver has died.
Jessie Patton, 60, was driving his 2000 Nissan Altima eastbound on Lebanon Pike at 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a westbound 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante crossed over into his lane of travel, striking the Nissan head-on. Patton was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
Responding officers reported that they observed indicators of impairment on the part of the driver of the Mitsubishi, Kathryn McGlasson, 39, of Nashville. A bottle of over the counter sleeping pills was recovered from her car. She smelled of alcohol and had blood shot, watery eyes.
After she was treated and released, McGlasson was charged with vehicular assault, implied consent, driving on a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance, and driving on expired tags. She is free on $13,750 bond.
McGlasson refused to submit to any drug or alcohol testing. A sample of her blood will be analyzed for alcohol and drug content at the MNPD Crime Lab.
It is anticipated that the charge of vehicular assault will be amended to vehicular homicide by intoxication.
Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.