A 17-year-old driver died today in a 7 a.m. single-car crash on Old Hickory Boulevard near Cane Ridge Road when he lost control of a Mazda sedan in a curve on wet pavement. The vehicle left the roadway, struck and tree and caught fire. The deceased is identified as Jack Klopfer of Antioch. A 17-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Excessive speed appears to have been a contributing factor to this crash.