BMW 'went airborne,' fatally crushing other motorist, cops say. Driver accused vehicular homicide.

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Source: Nashville Metro poilce

Sep. 5 2021, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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A car went airborne and landed on another car in Nashville, now the driver is accused of homicide.

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Nashville Metro police said Ethan Harris, 20, was inebriated when he lost control of his BMW, which reportedly went airborne and crushed a Mitsubishi Mirage, killing the driver, James Gamble, 60.

Officials said a preliminary investigation showed Harris was traveling on Shute Lane toward Lebanon Pike around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 4, when he drove off the right side of the road, hit a fence before careening across the westbound lanes of Lebanon Pike and hitting the center concrete median, according to WRKN News.

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Nashville Metro Police said Harris’s BMW went airborne and landed on the roof of Gamble’s car. Gamble was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said a blood sample from Harris will be analyzed by the Nashville Metro Police Department’s Crime Laboratory to determine potential intoxication.

Harris was taken to Skyline Medical Center and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers on the scene said Harris smelled of alcohol and showed signs of impairment, according to WSMV 4 News.

Harris was arrested after being discharged from the hospital and is currently being held on $40,000 bond.


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