Bironas was driving 73 mph (more than twice the speed limit on that part of the road) with a BAC of 0.218 percent (Tennessee's legal limit is 0.08) before losing control of his car and crashing into trees, the police report says.
"The cause of the crash was Driver l's failure to maintain the proper lane and exceeding the posted speed limit," according to the report. "This case is now closed."
Bironas was taken to a Nashville hospital and pronounced dead.
The report says that four college students told police that Bironas chased their vehicle at high speeds and that a woman told police that Bironas tried to run her vehicle off the road before the crash occurred.
- Chris Johnson