One dead in head-on crash in Joelton

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. on Thursday and the road is closed for the investigation.
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 5:52 AM CDT
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JOELTON, Tenn. (WSMV) - Police are investigating a deadly crash on an old country road early Thursday morning in Joelton.

According to police at the scene, the incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on SR-112/Clarksville Pike.

Lonnie Nicholson III, 47, of Goodlettsville, was traveling north when for an unknown reason his 2005 Honda Civic crossed over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and struck a 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

Nicholson died at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine whether impairment was a factor on the part of Nicholson.

The southbound side of Clarksville Highway was closed for the investigation all morning. Traffic was slowly routed around on Old Clarksville Pike, a small country road that runs parallel to the main highway.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. on Thursday and the road is closed for the investigation.