The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating a fatal crash that occurred around 7 o’clock Friday morning Northwest Broad Street near Singer Road.
After a preliminary investigation, investigators believe a Ford truck and a white “Oldsmobile type car” were traveling toward Smyrna on Broad Street. Witnesses stated it appeared they were engaged in road rage and were driving erratically. After swerving to avoid the white car, the Ford truck veered off the road, crossed incoming traffic and rolled multiple times. The driver, James Smithey Jr., 55, of Sherrill Boulevard, was ejected and died at the scene. Three passengers were transported to Middle Tennessee Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The white “Oldsmobile type car” left the scene and was spotted driving into Nissan Gate 12 in Smyrna.
Broad Street was partially closed Friday morning while officers investigated the accident.
FACT is investigating. Anyone with information should call 615-893-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).