Victim identified in fatal Murfreesboro crash

The crash shut down Lascassas Pike, according to MPD.
Published: Jun. 4, 2023 at 11:22 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 8:54 AM CDT
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Murfreesboro Police Department released the identity of the victim involved in a fatal crash over the weekend.

The crash involved a single vehicle, which caught fire at the intersection of Lascassas Pike and Hazelwood Drive.

Investigation showed Donnie Beasley, 62, was speeding in a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 truck when he lost control and veered off the road. The truck then landed upside down and caught fire. Officers said they attempted to rescue Beasley, who was trapped in the vehicle, but the flames were too intense to make a successful recovery.

Murfreesboro Fire Department crews arrived to extinguish the flames. Police said Beasley was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was shut down from Clark Boulevard to Northfield Boulevard following the crash but has since reopened. The incident remains under investigation.