By Erin Bell

DICKSON, TN –A new update from Sunday morning’s fatal hit-and-run has been obtained from the City of Dickson late Tuesday afternoon. 

As of Tuesday, 46-year-old Nathaniel E. McReynolds is facing six charges related to Sunday’s accident on Beasley Drive claiming the life of 48-year-old Joseph Simms ll, of Lincoln Road in White Bluff.

McReynolds already had a revoked license due to a previous DUI conviction and was required by the court to use an ignition interlock device to receive a driver’s license. 

He was arrested on Sunday, May 12, for a probation violation unrelated to the accident and was held in the Dickson County jail without bond.

While being held, Detective Michael Carter said a tip from the public helped identify McReynolds as the suspect.

McReynolds has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to immediately report an accident, causing an accident that resulted in vehicular damage, driving on a revoked license, driving without a driver’s license, and driving without an ignition interlock device. 

The vehicle that is presumed to have been used in the accident has been recovered and sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services Division to help continue the investigation. 

Investigators are still seeking information and ask that anybody who was on Beasley Drive between Highway 48 and Cowan Road between Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 am who might have seen a man walking or lying next to the road should contact Detective Carter at 615-441-9527 or the Dickson Police Department’s confidential tip line at 615-441-9555.

Erin Bell is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she currently attends Austin Peay State University. There she studies Professional Communications and is involved in multiple student organizations. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.