Metro Nashville police identified a teen who died July 27 in an early morning crash on the Donelson Pike exit ramp on Interstate 40.
According to police, the girl was 15 years old and from Guatemala.
The crash happened at 3 a.m. Police identified the teen as Marleni Perez-Gregorio. According to police, she was killed when the Honda Civic in which she was riding hit the rear of a stopped tractor-trailer. The driver of the Honda, Pedro Domingo, 20, also of Guatemala, was charged with vehicular homicide and remained in jail.
Domingo drove a 2009 Honda Civic and exited I-40 when the car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on the shoulder of the off ramp. The truck driver stopped because he thought one of his tires was flat. The Honda overturned, and Perez-Gregorio was ejected. She died at the scene.
Paramedics took Domingo, who smelled of alcohol, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. A blood sample from him was tested at the police crime laboratory for alcohol content.
In addition to vehicular homicide, Domingo was charged with driving without a license and not having insurance. His bond was set at $51,500.