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.