Nashville man charged in connection to vehicular homicide




  • In US
  • 2022-10-04 22:26:41Z
  • By The Tennessean
Metro Nashville Police cars line the side of Lower Broadway.
Metro Nashville Police cars line the side of Lower Broadway.  

Metro Nashville Police have charged a man for his connection in a fatal July crash that killed a pedestrian.

A grand jury indictment was returned on Kevin Messer, 49, on vehicular homicide charges by recklessness for role in a July 14 crash in the 3900 block of Apache trail, that killed Kentarius Carpenter, 31, of Memphis.

According to a Metro Nashville Police release, excessive speed was a contributing factor in the wreck.

Messer was driving a Ford Focus east on Apache trail when police say he struck Carpenter who was attempting to cross the roadway.

Already jailed on unrelated charges, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, the release said.

Reach reporter Craig Shoup by email at cshoup@gannett.com and on Twitter @Craig_Shoup. To support his work, sign up for a digital subscription to www.tennessean.com.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville man charged with vehicular homicide from July wreck

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