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Father & His Infant Son Killed in Single-Car South Nashville Crash


July 7, 2013


This afternoon’s single-car fatal crash on Pettus Road has now claimed the lives of two passengers, one of them an infant.  The car’s driver is in critical, life-threatening condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. in the 5900 block of Pettus Road after a 2007 Ford Fusion being driven by Ebony Scales, 24, briefly traveled onto the right grass shoulder.  Scales lost control of the car, which then crossed the opposite lane of traffic, went off the roadway and struck a tree.  Scales’ front seat passenger, Jonathan Meza, 26, of Hidden Creek Drive, was ejected and died at the scene.
The couple’s eleven-month-old son and rear passenger, Robert Meza, was in a child seat but was nevertheless critically injured.  He was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he later died.
The crash remains under investigation.  There was no evidence at the scene of alcohol or drug involvement.