Drag Racer Arrested After Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Marcus Fortney faces charges following a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist.
Public Safety

In a tragic incident that has gripped the local community, 35-year-old Marcus Fortney was arrested on Wednesday, facing multiple charges over his involvement in a fatal crash that claimed the life of 28-year-old motorcyclist Kyle Holleran. The accident, which occurred on June 17 in the 4500 block of Nolensville Pike, has been under thorough investigation by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Traffic Unit.

According to the official report, Holleran was riding his Harley Davidson when he tragically lost control and collided with a concrete wall. The subsequent investigation unveiled a chilling detail: moments before the crash, Holleran was reportedly engaged in a high-speed drag race with Fortney, who was behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang. Witnesses estimated their speeds at nearly 80 miles per hour, a reckless endeavor that ultimately led to the fatal accident.

This is not Fortney’s first brush with the law over dangerous driving behavior. Records reveal that he was convicted in Davidson County for driving under the influence in 2022. Adding to his list of infractions, Fortney’s Mississippi driver’s license is currently suspended, further complicating his legal situation.

Fortney now faces a slew of serious charges, including drag racing with serious bodily injury, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, and failure to yield resulting in death. Despite these charges, Fortney was able to post a $26,000 bond and is currently out of custody.

This case has reignited discussions about the dangers of drag racing and reckless driving, with the community calling for stricter enforcement and more severe penalties for those who endanger lives on the road. As Fortney awaits his day in court, the tragic loss of Kyle Holleran serves as a somber reminder of the consequences of such perilous actions.

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