NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toxicology results show that a man who crashed a landscaping truck, killing three of his coworkers onboard, had several drugs in his system at the time of the collision, according to Tennessee police.
Guillermo Montalvo-Lopez was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, felony drug possession and driving without a license following the March 11 crash between the landscaping truck he was driving and a tractor-trailer, Nashville Metro Police said in a statement.
Investigators said the tractor-trailer had pulled off an interstate near Nashville onto the right shoulder to check on a possible mechanical problem when Montalvo-Lopez drifted onto the shoulder hit the rear of the tractor-trailer.
Abraham Carranza-Martinez, 32, Ignacio Fuenes, 18, and Adrian Ramose-Arista, 36, were killed, police said. Montalvo-Lopez was the only person in the landscaping truck wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police added. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
A blood sample analyzed by Metro Police’s crime lab revealed Montalvo-Lopez had methamphetamine, oxycodone, ketamine and ephedrine in his system, the police statement said.He was released from the hospital and has since been held in jail on an $81,000 bond, according to officials. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment