Murfreesboro man charged with vehicular homicide in 11-year-old’s death
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) - A Murfreesboro man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a crash last month that killed an 11-year-old.
Eduardo Tejeda, 42, was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of vehicle homicide, three counts of vehicular assault, felony reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, driving without a license and an open container.
Police said Tejada was the driver of a vehicle that veered into the oncoming lane of traffic on Lascassas Pike on May 23, crashing into a Toyota Corolla. Cole Johnson, who was in the fifth grade at Providence Christian Academy, died in the crash while two adults and a 9-year-old male were injured. A passenger in the car with Tejeda was also injured.
A toxicology reported showed Tejeda was over the legal limit when he crashed.
Tejeda is being held on a $177,000 bond. He is set to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court on September 1.
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