Aidan Chenoweth now charged in death of Sofia Balk after last summer crash

Aidan Chenoweth now charged in death of Sofia Balk after last summer crash

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23-year-old Aidan Chenoweth was jailed this week as a result of a crash from June 2023 that took the life of Sofia Balk, a teenager from Missouri. The new warrants, which were issued earlier this month, charges Chenoweth with reckless homicide and two counts of reckless endangerment for injuries sustained to Dyln Jones and Cody Shelton. Police say both cars were traveling on I-24 when the Honda Accord, driven by Chenoweth, lost control and collided with the Ford Fusion, driven by Balk, before both crashed into a rock wall. All involved parties were transported to Vanderbilt. A witness stated Chenoweth passed him and multiple other vehicles while changing lanes at a high rate of speed. Police say data from the vehicle shows it was traveling at 95 mph seconds before the crash and was not in control of the vehicle. The two passengers in the Ford Fusion sustained major injuries to their bodies, and Chenoweth was pronounced dead at the hospital. He is free on a $55,000 bond.

Aidan Chenoweth (MNPD)
Aidan Chenoweth (MNPD)

Aidan S. Chenoweth of 54th Ave N in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 16, charged with reckless homicide, and two counts of reckless endangerment. He is free on a $55,000 bond.

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