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Man Faces Vehicular Homicide By Intoxication Charge for Fatal Crash on Haywood Lane

3/21/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robert McMutuary, 25, faces multiple charges including vehicular homicide by intoxication for a two-vehicle crash just after midnight Saturday in the 200 block of Haywood Lane that claimed the life of one of his backseat passengers, Edward Wilkins Jr., 62, and injured five others, including two children.

The preliminary investigation shows that McMutuary was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala east on Haywood Lane when he crossed over the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the westbound driver of a 2013 Nissan Altima, Vincent Thompson, 23. Wilkins, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.

McMutuary, his front seat passenger, Derrica Johnson, 29, and two children, ages five and 23 months who were not in child safety seats, were all transported for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Altima, Thompson, and his front seat passenger, Kameron Fudge, 23, were also both transported for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

McMutuary, of Nashville, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. A search warrant was obtained for a mandatory blood sample from McMutuary for analysis. In addition to vehicular homicide, upon his release from the hospital McMutuary will be charged with five counts of vehicular assault, two counts of aggravated child abuse, driving without a license, and no proof of insurance.

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