Nashville police say a woman called 911 to report someone had tried to run her and her husband off the road; the call came in shortly before Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas lost control of his vehicle. The call came in at 11:03 p.m. Saturday.
"We let him go on past us because he was trying to run us off the road and we don't know who he is,'' the woman told the 911 operator. "We just pulled out of his way, and we saw all this smoke and pulled over."
The Tennessean reported Monday that the woman was emotional as she told the operator: "There is something wrong with him. He gave us a mean look. We don't even know him, and he tried to run us off the road."
Police said Bironas was speeding along Battery Lane when he lost control and hit several trees before winding up upside down in a drainage ditch. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.