Stacy Thorton, 29, killed and Maddie Belt, 10 months, critically injured in alleged drunk driving crash on Clarksville Pike in Joelton, Tennessee

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 5:17pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Family wants alleged drunk driver arrested

A Cheatham County family said it is past time to arrest an alleged drunk driver who crashed into a family, killing a mother and partially paralyzing her baby. 11-month-old Maddie Thornton was partially paralyzed in a crash caused by a drunk driver that killed her mother. Family members said it is not a complicated case. Five months ago, 20-year-old Carl Dollarhide crossed a double-yellow line on Clarksville Pike and crashed into the Thornton family. Tonight on Channel 4 News at 5:00, the family speaks out for the first time.

1 Dead, 3 seriously hurt in Joelton crash

According to Metro police, charges in this crash are pending consultation with the District Attorney's Office.

1 killed, 6 injured in Joelton crash

Official say alcohol was found inside the car of the driver who caused a deadly head-on collision in Joelton.  

Crash kills one, injures 6 in Joelton

Maddie Belt, age 10 months, is in very critical condition, police said. Her brother and sisters — Gage Belt, 2; Aerie Belt, 5; and Emma Belt, 7 — are in stable condition, police said.

Driver in deadly crash 'made so many lives hell'

He has to serve one year in prison before he can be considered for parole, and because he has been in jail since he was indicted in November, Dollarhide could be released as early as later this year.

Around 11 p.m. on Clarksville Pike  a vehicle carrying a man, woman and four children collided, head-on into another vehicle that crossed into oncoming traffic near Creasy Drive. Stacy Thorton died at the scene. Her boyfriend, Lawrence D. Belt III, 29, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His four children were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. A 10-month-old baby is in critical condition. The other children, ages 2, 5 and 7, are in stable condition. The man driving the other vehicle, Carl Dollarhide Jr., 20, was also critically injured. Alcohol was found inside of his vehicle, and he has been accused of driving under the influence.
People Involved: 
Stacy Thorton
Lawrence D. Belt III
Carl Dollarhide Jr.
Maddie Belt
Gage Belt
Aerie Belt
Emma Belt

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