A Nashville woman has been arrested after selling the keys to her car to a 13-year-old boy. That boy then was involved in a hit-and-run crash driving that vehicle. The crash killed a 71-year-old Nashville man. Please say the woman knowingly sold and gave the keys to the underage boy.
The charges are vehicular homicide, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for 37 year old Katrina Russell. The boy is not being identified because of his age, but he says that Russell knew how old he was when she sold him the car.
On March 5, he drove the Dodge Dart and collided with a Dodge Charger on Nolensville Road. Witnesses at the scene said it was a teen at the wheel of the car that caused the crash. 71-year-old David Cheatham was killed at the scene in the head-on crash.
The teen was treated at the hospital for injuries and then taken into custody by the juvenile court system. He told authorities he bought the car for $80.