Nashville man faces vehicular homicide, other charges for 2013 wreck that killed Burns woman

A Nashville man faces vehicular homicide and numerous other charges from a December wreck that killed a Burns woman. 53-year-old Terry L. Brazzell of Harlin Lane is charged in an 11-count indictment for a wreck on Highway 96 that killed 76-year-old Ann Patterson on Dec. 5. The indictment returned last week by the Dickson County grand jury charges Brazzell with vehicular homicide by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He also is charged with DUI, reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana, clonazepam, carisoprodol, diazepam and morphine, sixth offense driving on a revoked license, failure to obey a traffic control device and violation of the financial responsibility act. A Tennessee Highway Patrol report says Brazzell ran the stop sign at the end of White Bluff Road and rammed his 1995 Toyota Camry into Patterson’s 1999 Dodge Caravan, driving the van into the guardrail on Highway 96. Patterson later died at a Nashville hospital. 48-year-old Cindy L. Baker of Nashville, a passenger in Brazzell’s car, also was injured. The indictments charge Brazzell was previously convicted for driving on a revoked license in 1985, 1992 and 1996 in Dickson County and twice in 1998 in Davidson County. Brazzell remains in the Dickson County Jail on $66,000 bond and is scheduled for an arraignment in Dickson County Circuit Court on May 12. A native of Bethel Springs in McNairy County, Mrs. Patterson was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and had worked for Industrial Tile and Uniforms.