A repeat DUI offender is suspected of driving drunk again — this time causing a fatal Hamblen County crash that authorities say killed a father of 12.
Morristown Police Department officials say Danny Lynn Musick, 52, of Morristown, was driving a white Dodge Caravan northbound Friday night in the southbound lane on Highway 160 just south of Union Heights Elementary School when his vehicle collided with a Mazda 626 driven by William Vradenburgh, 56, of Mohawk, Tenn.
Vradenburgh, who worked for Walmart Distribution Center and was a part-time employee of Azimuth Engineering, was pronounced dead at the scene following the head-on crash took place just before 7:55 p.m.
Musick, who Morristown police said Tuesday is a habitual motor vehicle offender who previously has been arrested for DUI, was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with “serious injuries.”
On Tuesday, he was in the intensive care unit in critical condition, said MPD Detective Travis Stansell.
“The investigation is still ongoing, but it does appear that alcohol was a factor,” Stansell said. “Charges are pending as we await toxicology results.”
Musick was charged in 2000 with DUI and for driving on a revoked license, said Hamblen County Jail Sgt. Gerry Hambrick. He’s also been behind bars on charges of violating the implied consent law, resisting arrest, failure to appear, vandalism and evading arrest.