Driver Identified in Fatal Smyrna SUV Crash Sunday


On Sunday, February 3rd at approximately 10 pm, Smyrna Police responded to the area of Sam Ridley Parkway in reference to a SUV that almost struck two vehicles and went into the ditch in front of Stonecrest Medical Center. Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot in front of the Emergency Room area. Hospital staff had already been notified and had taken the three passengers inside for treatment.

The preliminary investigation shows that none of the passengers were wearing restraint devices and both the driver and front seat passenger were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled through the parking lot. The driver was pronounced dead by hospital staff and the 15 year old front passenger was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition. The rear seat passenger (8 years old) was also transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center by ambulance and appeared to be stable.

The family has been notified and the driver has been identified as Ashli Nicole Parker of Murfreesboro.