Metro police are blaming alcohol use and excessive speed for a wreck that killed a 79-year-old man Sunday night on Trinity Lane.
Kermit Z. Smith, of Vailview Drive, died around 11 p.m. while driving his 1991 Ford Escort east on Trinity Lane near Dickerson Pike, Metro police said.
His car left the road and hit a utility pole, police said.
Smith was taken to Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police found alcohol evidence at the scene, police said in a news release.