3 Doors Down bassist charged following fatal car crash

Todd Harrell charged with vehicular homicide following Nashville crash

3 Doors Down bassist charged following fatal car crash

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Todd Harrell, bass player in US band 3 Doors Down, has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication following a fatal car crash over the weekend.

The incident took place in Nashville on Friday night (April 19), according to Billboard. One man, named as 47 year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr, was killed in the crash and Harrell remained in jail on Sunday night. A police statement revealed that Harrell was driving in the Nashville suburb of Hermitage and that the crash was caused when his car clipped Shoulders' pickup truck. The pickup subsequently struck a guardrail, went down an embankment and overturned with Shoulders ejected from the vehicle. Authorities added that the man was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

According to police, Harrell "showed signs of impairment" and that "he acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab." Additionally, Harrell has been charged with bringing controlled substances into the prison. A sheriff deputy discovered eiht Xanax pills, 24 Oxycodone pills and four Oxymorphone pills on the bassist during a search.

A statement posted on the official 3 Doors Down website over the weekend reads: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."

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