Woman killed after two-vehicle crash near Talbot’s Corner

Officers said there were obvious signs of impairment on the part of the driver who hit her.
The crash occurred on Saturday morning in the Talbot's Corner area.
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 7:03 PM CDT|Updated: May. 28, 2023 at 7:22 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A 48-year-old woman was killed after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Brick Church Pike and Trinity Lane on Saturday morning, Metro Police said.

Metro Nashville Police said Tameka Hicks was driving her 2011 Ford Fusion north on Brick Church Pike when, according to a witness, she entered the intersection at a slow speed and began to turn left onto Trinity Lane.

As she was turning, her car was hit on the passenger side by the driver of a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The truck was traveling southbound on Brick Church Pike through the intersection.

Metro officers responded to the crash just before 2 a.m. Hicks was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she died.

Police said the driver of the Tundra, 44-year-old Montrell Phillips, showed obvious signs of impairment at the scene. He was extremely unsteady on his feet and failed field sobriety tests.

Phillips was charged with DUI, no proof of insurance, and driving on a revoked license.

Toxicology tests are pending on both drivers. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

The preliminary cause of this fatal crash is failure to yield the right-of-way on the part of the Ford Fusion driver.