A Portland man is facing criminal homicide charges following the death of a young woman.
Yosmar N. Bahena, 20, was charged with vehicular homicide on Oct. 23, when a passenger in a car he was driving on Oct. 20 died from injuries at Skyline Medical Center.
Teresa Aguilar, 30, was injured in the accident when Bahena’s car hit a tree on 330 Jim Courtney Road. Witnesses reported that the passengers in the car went into a house located at 334 Jim Courtney Road. When a deputy from the Sumner County Sheriff’s office arrived at the home, Sumner EMS was called to transport Aguilar for medical treatment. Bahena was found on the grounds of the house.
According to the affidavit, Bahena admitted being at a party at the same address that the deputy had responded to earlier with a noise complaint. Bahena admitted to drinking about seven Coronas, and that he was the driver of the car when it wrecked. He also agreed to take field sobriety tests.
The deputy reported that based on the indicators in the sobriety tests, he placed Bahena under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Bahena agreed to have blood drawn for further testing and was transported to the Portland Emergency Room.
According to the affidavit, Bahena told the deputy that he did not have insurance on the vehicle and that he had a suspended license. When this was confirmed, Bahena was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, and financial responsibility.
The affidavit states that after a call was received from Lauren Fisher with the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office advising that Augilar had died and the preliminary results showed that her death was directly linked with the injuries sustain in the crash, Bahena was charged with vehicular homicide.
Bond was set at $250,000 and Bahena is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.