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The Tennessean.com

Madison man charged in wreck deaths

By KATE HOWARD

Staff Writer

June 13, 2006—A 27-year-old Madison man was charged with vehicular homicide Monday in the deaths of a Mt. Juliet couple killed in a car crash Thursday.

Gustavo Garcia Reyes of 814 Anderson Lane was booked into Metro Jail on charges of vehicular homicide and evading arrest, Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said.

He is being held without bond. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Reyes because he appears to be an illegal immigrant, police said.

Reyes has been booked by Metro police in the past as Gustavo Reyes Garcia. His past arrests include charges of drunken driving, evading arrest, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.

Lakewood Police Chief Lawrence Lee said Thursday that he had pulled Reyes over for erratic driving on Old Hickory Boulevard, and that Reyes drove off during the traffic stop. He crashed into two cars.

Lee and another officer said they were not in pursuit of Reyes, but followed him and later came upon the crash.

Sean Paul Wilson, 38, and his wife, Donna Lynne Wilson, 47, both of Mt. Juliet, were killed as a result of the crash.

Police said they found open containers of alcohol in Reyes' vehicle and his speech was slurred during the traffic stop.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will be testing a blood sample taken from Reyes following the crash for drug or alcohol content, Aaron said.


Editorial Comment:
If officers were following the driver, they were pursuing him.

 

 

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