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Single-vehicle crash on Metroplex Drive leaves 27-year-old man dead

Nashville, TENNESSEE – Metro Police officials said this unfortunate accident occurred around 10:41 a.m. Saturday.

It happened in the 500 block of Metroplex Drive.

Metro Nashville Police Department officers responded to a report of a crash.

The responding officers discovered that the 27-year-old driver was driving a Dodge Charger westbound on I-24 when he left the roadway, went onto the right shoulder and through a fence.

His vehicle then went into a parking lot and crashed into a metal pole.

The 27-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as Xavier Ward.

Ward was reportedly the single occupant of his vehicle and he was not wearing a seatbelt.

This incident remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.