Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed Nashville officer

Jul 10, 2020

MNPD Officer John Anderson
Credit MNPD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teenage driver has pleaded guilty to charges in a crash that killed a Metro Nashville police officer.


News outlets report Jayona Brown entered the plea Thursday to vehicular homicide, felony aggravated assault, evading arrest and driving without a license.


Police say Brown sped through a blinking red light while fleeing an attempted traffic stop in July 2019 and crashed into Metro Officer John Anderson’s cruiser at an intersection.


Anderson’s cruiser went into a utility pole and caught fire. Anderson died at the scene.


Police say he was traveling 71 mph with his blue lights flashing in response to an unrelated call.