NASHVILLE, Tenn. Driver Manuel Rivas-Castanedo, 18, is arrested in the early morning on Sunday, July 25th, in Nashville. Manuel was involved in a deadly car accident that killed a motorcyclist driving down Murfreesboro Pike at Glengarry Drive at 5:30 am. Manuel was driving his GMC pickup truck during the time of the accident.
The motorcyclist, Jacob Taylor, died in the crash. Manuel swerved into the path of Jacob’s motorcycle, made contact with the motorcycle and then fled the scene. The police charged Manuel with vehicular homicide by intoxication, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, failure to render aid and also driving without a license.
Even though Manuel fled the scene, he called in the accident after getting to his apartment a short time after causing the accident. He admitted to the crash during this call saying that he and his passenger needed to go to the hospital after the accident.
When Manuel was being questioned by the police, he openly admitted he had been drinking at a party prior to causing the crash. Police said that he smelled like alcohol. He currently has a bond of $108,000.
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