Fatal crash investigators charged Charles York Jr., 36, with vehicular homicide by intoxication for a single-vehicle crash early Saturday in the 4800 block of Alvin Sperry Road that claimed the life of his passenger, Tricia Johnson, 47.
The preliminary investigation shows that York, of Nashville, was driving a 2012 Mazda CX-9 westbound on Alvin Sperry Road when the SUV left the roadway and struck a tree at 3 a.m. Johnson, who lived nearby, was not wearing her seatbelt. She died at the scene.
York showed indicators of impairment while performing field sobriety tasks and smelled of alcohol. He acknowledged consuming alcohol and medications (pills were found on his person) prior to the crash.
York is also charged with unlawful drug possession. He is jailed in lieu of $15,000 bond.