Nashville, TN – According to the police officials, the 16-year-old teen, later identified as Misael Nunez, will be taken into custody on a charge of vehicular homicide upon his discharge from Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Nunez will be arrested in connection with Thursday night’s single-car crash on Tusculum Road that killed his cousin, 15-year-old Batzeva Nunez.
Misael Nunez was driving a 2000 model Lincoln Town Car east on Tusculum Road at 8:30 p.m. Thursday when he crested a hill and lost control.
The car jumped the curb onto a sidewalk and collided with a utility pole. Batzeva Nunez, the rear seat passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt and died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt. Misael Nunez and his 16-year-old brother received non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
Misael Nunez was charged last August with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old, which, Nunez said, occurred while he was playing with a loaded pistol. He was convicted of negligent homicide this month.
Misael Nunez will be taken to juvenile detention when he is released from the hospital.