The at-fault driver in Monday night’s two-car fatal crash on Ellington Parkway, who was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, will be heading to jail when he is released from the hospital.
Warrants have been issued charging Ben Vaughn, 65, with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault and driving on a revoked license. A freshly opened beer inside the Chevrolet Cruze Vaughn was driving indicated that he had been drinking prior to the collision. Additionally, an officer who spoke with Vaughn at the hospital found him to be impaired. Vaughn was convicted of 2nd offense DUI in 2015.
Monday’s crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. when Vaughn’s 2016 Chevrolet Cruze struck a 2000 model Infiniti I30 sedan being driven by Ulondria Bond, 28, of Antioch. Bond was transported with non-life threatening injuries. Her front seat passenger, Denisha McKinney, 28, of Nashville, died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The rear seat passenger, Bond’s two-year-old son, was also transported with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was buckled into a child safety seat; however, it was not secured into the car’s back seat.
Blood samples from both Vaughn and Bond will be analyzed by the MNPD Crime Laboratory for alcohol and drug content.