Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Friday's Fatal Crash on Dickerson Pike
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Aikera Williams, 28, is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication for a two-vehicle crash Friday at 5:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Dickerson Pike that claimed the life of her passenger, Dollie Bradley, 39.
The investigation shows that Williams, of Wallace Road, was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla south on Dickerson Pike at a high rate of speed when she struck a Nissan Altima driven by Samuel Orr Jr., 36. Orr was turning left onto Dickerson Pike from the Z Mart parking lot, 803 Dickerson Pike, when the collision occurred, causing the Corolla to strike a telephone pole head-on. Bradley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died. Williams fled on foot but was later apprehended by police on Grace Street, approximately four blocks from the crash.
Williams, who had an odor of alcohol and was unsteady on her feet, refused to perform field sobriety tasks. A search warrant was obtained for a mandatory blood sample from Williams for analysis. In addition to vehicular homicide, Williams is charged with driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, marijuana possession, and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Williams, who does not have a Tennessee driver’s license, had her Illinois license revoked for a DUI conviction in Cook County. She is being held in lieu of $137,000 bond.
Orr left the scene in the Altima. He called police to report the crash from his North 2nd Street residence. He was issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, and for driving without insurance.