Man Faces Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication Charge for Fatal Bell Road Collision


September 5, 2023 – Adan Gonzales, 34, faces vehicular homicide by intoxication and aggravated assault charges for Monday’s 8 p.m. two-car fatal crash on Bell Road near Brittany Park Drive that claimed the life of Juliana Chuc, 68.

The preliminary investigation shows that Gonzales was driving his 2018 Nissan Altima east on Bell Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, veered left into oncoming traffic, and collided head-on with the driver of a westbound 2005 Nissan S18. Chuc was a rear passenger in the S18. She was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where she died. The driver of the S18 and his front seat passenger received non-life threatening injuries.

According to witnesses, Gonzales had been driving erratically before the crash. He was found lying on the ground at the scene. He had slurred speech and admitted to drinking five beers. Gonzales was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. He will be charged upon his release.

Source: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department


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