Victim Identified in Vehicular Homicide on Old Hickory Boulevard


The victim killed in a case of vehicular homicide on Old Hickory Boulevard near Owen Drive just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning is identified as Jeffrey Tenzera, 63, of Mt. Juliet. The preliminary investigation shows the driver of a Cadillac Escalade, Lamario Hunt, 44, of Murfreesboro, was traveling at a high rate of speed passing vehicles on the right shoulder when he went off the roadway. According to witnesses, Hunt overcorrected and entered the opposite lane of traffic.

Lamario Hunt, 44, of Murfreesboro
Lamario Hunt, 44, of Murfreesboro

Hunt struck a Chevrolet Trax forcing it off the roadway. Immediately after the crash Hunt was picked up by a white Dodge Charger and was driven back to his home in Murfreesboro. His wife later drove him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Trax and the passenger, Tenzera, were taken to Vanderbilt as well. The driver experienced life-threatening injuries while Tenzera was pronounced dead at the hospital. Both occupants of the Trax were wearing their seatbelts.

Hunt showed signs of impairment at Vanderbilt. A search warrant was issued for a blood sample at the hospital. A large amount of marijuana was inside the Cadillac as well as a small plastic baggy with a white powdery substance.

Hunt will be charged following his release from the hospital with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, failure to render aid, and failure to make immediate notice of accident. Additional drug charges are pending.


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