Charges have been filed in connection with a fatal accident that occurred about 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the intersection of Stewarts Ferry Pike and South Mt. Juliet Road.
Trooper Shane Roberts of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in his report the man charged in the accident, Clayton Rogers, 20, of Mt. Juliet, was driving a 1998 Mercury Sable 4-door sedan westbound on Stewarts Ferry Pike when he reportedly failed to yield to a traffic signal and crashed into the driver’s side of a 2010 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan that was driven by Dr. Eric Raefsky of Hermitage.
Raefsky, a physician with Tennessee Oncology at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, was killed.
The impact caused Rogers’ car to come to a final rest in the ditch on the west shoulder of South Mt. Juliet Road, facing west. Raefsky’s vehicle came to a final rest in the ditch on the west shoulder of South Mt. Juliet Road facing east, the state trooper said.
Evidence was discovered by troopers at the scene of the accident indicating that alcohol and drugs could have contributed to the accident. Blood alcohol and drug tests on Rogers were requested.
Rogers was arrested and charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment. He was also cited for failure to yield to a traffic signal.