Driver Charged in Maury Co. Crash That Killed 64-Year-Old Woman


A man is facing charges after authorities say he is responsible for a crash that claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman in Maury County on May 4, 2023, according to WKRN.

Ricardo Walker, 34, has been charged in Thursday’s crash that happened around 11 p.m. on Old Highway 43 and Lawrenceburg Highway.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report states that Walker was driving in the southbound lanes on Lawrenceburg Highway in a 2012 Dodge Challenger when he failed to travel over a curve. The Challenger then exited the roadway through a ditch, went airborne, and overturned in a field.

Before coming to a rest, the Challenger struck a 1995 Ford Windstar Van in the northbound lanes on Highway 43.

The passenger inside the van, 64-year-old Vivian Walls, was killed during the crash. The driver of the van, a 60-year-old woman, was injured in the crash. Her current condition is unknown. The THP report states that neither of the victims were wearing a seatbelt.

Walker was charged with vehicular homicide.


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