published Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Collegedale crash victim identified as Vanessa Smith

5800 block of Tallent Road
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The woman who died in a crash early Sunday in Collegedale has been identified as Vanessa Smith, 49, the stepmother of the driver.

Michael Smith, who is in his mid-30s, has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, driving on a revoked license for a previous DUI and other offenses, Collegedale Police Chief Brian Hickman said.

He said Michael Smith’s Ford Ranger pickup ran off the road in the 5800 block of Tallent Road about 3:30 a.m. The truck hit a culvert, flipped and landed in an embankment, Hickman said.

Vanessa Smith died at the scene, he said.

Smith was taken to the hospital before he was taken into custody, Hickman said.

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prairiedog said...

This is a very sad event for Collegedale. It's one of the places you can drive around here without being run off the road by reckless drivers, thanks to the Collegedale police department's reputation for speed enforcement.

November 21, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.
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