WGNS has more news on the suspect accused of wrecking his car into a Nashville taxi cab and killing the driver on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro on December 8th. 25-Year old Evan Thomas Childress of Brentwood will face a vehicular homicide charge and his third DUI charge in a Rutherford County general sessions courtroom on March 7th. In a bizarre twist though, Childress claims he was not driving his car at the time of the accident.
After being arrested this past Saturday in front of the Thorton’s Gas Station, Childress was booked into the local jail under a $59,500 bond. He was released from detention several hours later. Killed in the wreck was 38-year old Geoffriau Christian Powell. The Goodlettsville resident worked for Taxi USA of Tennessee.
The suspect, who works for an electrical contractor in Williamson County, told police that he was not driving his Toyota Camry when the wreck occurred. Childress said that his drug dealer who goes by the name of “Andrew” was driving the car. Witnesses on the scene told investigators that Childress was the only one in the car at the time of the accident. Witnesses also saw Childress trying to get out of the driver’s side door after the fatal collision occurred.
The car that Childress was driving was registered to his father.
Childress was charged with vehicular homicide, his third DUI, violation of the implied consent law and driving on a revoked license.