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Vehicular homicide case continued

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

A motions hearing set for Thursday for local man charged with vehicular homicide and DUI by allowing was delayed until next month.

Last June, Marco Wright, 25, was charged in the February 2013 death of a Wilson County woman. 

Megan Carter, 26, of Mt. Juliet, died Feb. 10, 2013, at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Lebanon, and police believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Tacola Seay, 21, of Murfreesboro, was indicted May 17 for one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication; one count of vehicular homicide by recklessness; one count of DUI; one count of DUI with blood alcohol content over 0.08; and one count of driving on a suspended license.

According to police Chief Scott Bowen, Seay was driving Carter’s 2011 BMW westbound on Interstate 40 at about 3 a.m. when he lost control of the car, ran off the road and hit a tree near mile-marker 235.

Carter, who was seated in the back seat and not wearing a seat belt, was thrown through the windshield.

“The reason Wright was charged was because he allowed Seay to drive,” Bowen said. “Wright was the passenger, and Seay was driving at the time of the crash. Megan was in the back seat of the car. Wright admitted to driving the car earlier in the night.”

Wright was due to appear for a motions hearing in Judge John Wootten’s court Thursday, but Wootten agreed to continue the hearing until April 17.

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