January 3, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The pedestrian fatally injured Wednesday night after being hit by a pickup truck on Dickerson Pike near Trinity Lane has been identified as a 45-year-old man who is believed to have been homeless. Efforts are underway to locate his next of kin.
The preliminary investigation shows that the pickup truck, being driven by Joseph Hernandez, 23, of Nashville, was traveling south on Dickerson Pike at 7:10 p.m. when the pedestrian ran into the roadway, crossing from east to west. Hernandez said he was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.
No charges were placed against Hernandez. The investigation is continuing.