Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Fatal Labor Day Crash on E. Clark Blvd.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team investigators have arrested the driver of the car that crashed into a tree on Labor Day, killing one passenger and injuring others.

Jamir Johnson, 24, of Perry, Georgia, is charged with vehicular homicide and three-counts of vehicular assault. Johnson was treated for injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was discharged on Saturday, September 10.

The investigation shows Johnson was driving a red Dodge Charger on E. Clark Blvd., and ran off the road, and hit a tree on Sept. 5. Speed may have been a contributing factor to the crash. An open bottle of alcohol was found in the car. During the preliminary investigation, witnesses told investigators, the car’s headlights were not on. Investigators have since confirmed the headlights were on at the time of the wreck.

Marcus Webb, 22, a front-seat passenger died on the scene.

Brandon Pace, Jr., 20, remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Jeremiah Matthews, 20, and Lamar Childress, 22, are in stable condition at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Johnson is being held on $180,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. A hearing is set Oct. 3 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED September 5, 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a single car wreck that left one person dead and four others injured on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The fatal crash occurred on E. Clark Blvd. at N. Tennessee Blvd. at 1 a.m. The intersection was closed for hours while the FACT investigated the crash.

The front passenger, 22-year-old Marcus Webb, of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Everyone else in the car was taken to the hospital and treated for various injuries.  The driver, Jamir Johnson, 24, of Perry, Georgia, Lamar Childress, 22, and Jeremiah Matthews, 20, both of Nashville, are in stable condition.  Brandon Pace Jr., 20, also of Nashville, is in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation shows Johnson was driving a red Dodge Charger and failed to maintain the lane of traffic.  The car left the right side of the road and hit a tree.  Witnesses told police the driver was speeding, and the car did not have its headlights on. An open bottle of alcohol was found in the car.

Charges against the driver could be pending, according to FACT investigators.

The crash remains under investigation.