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Victim Of Fatal Joelton Crash Identified

Victim Of Fatal Joelton Crash Identified

CREATED Apr 12, 2014

JOELTON, Tenn. – The victim of a deadly crash in Joelton has been identified.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 26-year-old Jerelle Gardner, of Springfield, was killed just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, near Jackman Road.

A witness told police Gardner was driving north on White's Creek Pike when he tried to pass another vehicle over a double yellow line. He lost control of the vehicle and collided with a minivan carrying two people.

Police said Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt and died on the scene.

The driver of the van, 49-eyar-old Dana Murray, and another passenger were not critically hurt.

Officials said alcohol did not play a factor in the crash.

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