A 16-year-old died after crashing on Whites Creek Pike in the Joelton area late Saturday.
The wreck happened at about 11:15 p.m.
According to Metro police, the victim, Matthew Waller of Madison, was traveling south on Whites Creek Pike when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
Waller died at Vanderbilt Medical Center, according to police.
Metro Police Capt. Kenneth Walburn said that speed was a factor in the crash.
Police said in a news release that there was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene.
Copyright 2012 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.