Metro Police

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police said they believe that speeding played a role in a deadly crash in Nashville on Saturday morning.

Police said 19-year-old Mitchell Copeland, of Smyrna, died after police said he had been involved in a single-car crash in the 7600 block of Old Charlotte Pike at 10:15 a.m.

Copeland was the passenger in a 2004 Pontiac GTO that police said was driving at a high rate of speed when the driver, 18-year-old Austin Dubois, came to a curve "and lost control of the car."

Dubois, of Pegram, was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police said Copeland died at the scene. Police said neither Dubois nor Copeland was wearing a seatbelt.

District Attorney's Office is reviewing the crash investigation. Still, police said initially the "contributing factor to this fatal crash appears to be speeding." is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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