Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Hermitage crash

News4 viewer Jason Holley witnessed the crash. (WSMV)

A driver has been arrested in connection with a deadly head-on collision in Hermitage.

Whittney Martinez, 31, is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication. Her male passenger was killed in the wreck.

The crash happened Thursday night on Bell Road near the entrance to Nashville Shores.

Jason Holley witnessed the crash and ran over to help. He performed CPR on the victim.

"You heard a big screech, then it was a head-on collision ... it sounded like a big bomb," Holley said. "It was traumatizing. I just acted on basic instincts."

Whittney Martinez, 31, charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication for a head-on collision Thur night on Bell Road near Nashville Shores that killed her male passenger.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) August 10, 2018

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