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2020 fatal crash suspect held with pending indictments

2020 fatal crash suspect held with pending indictments

Nashville, Tenn. (WTVF) — The suspect in a 2020 fatal collision with several outstanding charges that police had sought for years is in custody Thursday.

Jose Damaso-Hernandez, 25, faces six outstanding grand jury indictments for vehicular homicide by intoxication (2 counts), vehicular assault, aggravated child abuse (2 counts), and cocaine possession.

The charges stem from an accident in August 2020, where Damaso-Hernandez crossed into oncoming traffic on Bell Road, hit another vehicle and killed two passengers inside: Dalton Williams and Samantha Peeweehouse, both from Centerville.

Damaso-Hernandez was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck with passengers Saadia Bonilla-Gomez, now 22, and a child who was improperly stopped. Damaso-Hernandez and Bonilla-Gomez both suffered life-threatening injuries from the accident, while the child suffered minor injuries.

Bonilla-Gomez has six outstanding warrants for vehicular homicide while intoxicated (2 counts), vehicular assault, aggravated child abuse (2 counts) and an unrelated domestic assault charge.

Damaso-Hernandez was arrested Thursday morning in Bowling Green, Kentucky. No updates have been provided on Bonilla-Gomez.

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