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A Nashville man died as the result of a head-on collision Friday on Lebanon Pike, and police charged the woman apparently responsible.

Metro Nashville police confirmed Jessie Patton, 60, died after he drove his 2000 Nissan Altima east, when a 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante headed west crossed over the lane and hit his vehicle head on at 2:15 p.m. on Lebanon Pike.

Paramedics took Patton to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died. 

Officers at the scene said they “observed indicators of impairment on the part of the Mitsubishi driver, Kathryn McGlasson, 39 of Nashville.”

Officers said they recovered a bottle of over-the-counter sleeping pills from her car, according to the report. The report said, “[McGlasson] smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes.”

After McGlasson was treated and released, she was charged with vehicular assault, implied consent, driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving without proof of insurance and driving on expired tags, according to the report.

She is free on a $13,750 bond. Police said McGlasson did not submit to any drug or alcohol testing. A sample of her blood will be analyzed for alcohol and drug content at the Metro-Nashville police crime lab. The report said, “It is anticipated that the charge of vehicular assault will be amended to vehicular homicide by intoxication.”

Both drivers wore seatbelts when the crash happened.

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