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Woman Involved in Friday's Fatal Crash on Lebanon Pike Charged with Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication

10/1/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accused drunk/impaired driver Kathryn McGlasson, 39, is now charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication for Friday’s head-on collision on Lebanon Pike that claimed the life of a Nashville man.

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 in critical condition.

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.

McGlasson was initially charged with vehicular assault, implied consent, driving on a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance, and driving on expired tags. At the time of Patton’s death Friday night, McGlasson was free on $13,750 bond. Charges against her were amended. She was taken into custody today.

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Kathryn McGlasson, 39