Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed Tennessee officer

Published 12:06 pm Friday, July 10, 2020

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A teenage driver has pleaded guilty to charges in a crash that killed a Tennessee police officer.
Jayona Brown, 18, entered the plea Thursday to vehicular homicide, felony aggravated assault, evading arrest and driving without a license in Davidson County Criminal Court, news outlets reported.
Police said Brown sped through a blinking red light while fleeing an attempted traffic stop in July 2019 and crashed into Metro Nashville Police Officer John Anderson’s cruiser at an intersection. Anderson’s cruiser went into a utility pole and caught fire. Anderson, 28, died at the scene.
Anderson was traveling 71 mph with his blue lights flashing in response to an unrelated call, police said.

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