City Worker Tragically Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision in Clarksville, Tennessee
CLARKSVILLE, TN. – According to an online news story reported at wsmv.com, a city worker tragically died in a hit-and-run collision that happened in Clarksville, Tennessee. The worker was reportedly on-duty at the time and was struck by a tractor-trailer that fled the scene.*
The accident happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and College Street in Clarksville. An employee with the city’s street department was working in the area, when a tractor-trailer began to turn onto College Street from Riverside Drive. It is not clear what direction the truck was turning, but in making the maneuver, the truck ran into the worker.
The report did not say what type of work the employee was doing at the time or where he was standing in relation to the lanes of travel at the intersection. The report indicates that the driver of the tractor-trailer did not stop following the collision but continued driving away. It is not clear how the accident happened.
WSMV reports that the worker was tragically killed in the accident. He was identified as a man in his 30s. No other identifying information about the victim was released in the report. It is unclear if he was alone at the site or if other workers were also in the area.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not identified in the report, either, but Kentucky State Police reportedly located the driver in Beechmont, Kentucky, sometime after the accident. The driver and the trailer were transported back to Tennessee, where investigators have been interviewing the driver and analyzing the trailer.
The Clarksville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are still reviewing the case. Officers ask that anyone who might have information contact them by calling the Tipsline (931) 645-8477 or by calling the department at (931) 648-0656.
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