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Nashville Superintendent Charged In Hit and Run Accident

Nashville High School Superintendent Brad Turner, 42, was arrested on four counts involving a hit and run accident in Perry County.

The accident occurred at Sunday at 2:48 a.m. on County Road 154 approximately a half-mile west of Porcupine Road.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, a Nissan Altima driven by Turner was traveling east on State Route 154 when it veered into the other lane. The driver of the other vehicle, Breanna Pelate of Ellis Grove, was unable to avoid a collision due to being on a bridge. Turner’s vehicle sideswiped the other vehicle, which then spun around and entered a ditch.

Turner fled the scene but was later located and arrested. He was charged with improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident with vehicular damage, driving with no valid license (expired), improper use of an electronic device while driving.

Turner took over as superintendent at Nashville High School on July 1, 2018.


  1. Ken on September 27, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Not exactly a good example for the children you look over in our school district! You wanna punish our children for having their phones after a code red in the school, but you can show them it is ok to text and drive.. You are supposed to be a leader in our community and set good examples for our children! Maybe they need to take a look at your position and see if you are worthy of supervision of the youth in Nashville!! I get that we all make mistakes, but we as adults have to own up to them. You, ran away from your mistake, instead of being an adult and helping the person that you may have hurt in the process of your actions! You should be ashamed!!!!

    A mother of a student in Nashville School District!

  2. Maestro Stephen on September 30, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Well this should be an excellent chance to use for setting an example of:
    1. All people make bad decisions and mistakes,
    2. The process of finally standing up for what one has done, for,
    3. There is a need of making right what one has wronged.
    4. All decisions we make have consequences and bad decisions require us to provide for fines, retribution and most importantly correcting the matter and learning from the process because regardless of our age or stature anyone can do wrong, make bad decisions, harm another and/or need to pay up for the trouble involved.

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