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Driver charged in pedestrian crash that killed Hume-Fogg student

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Troy Devitt (Photo from Metro PD) Troy Devitt (Photo from Metro PD)
Elena Zamora Elena Zamora

The driver of a tractor-trailer who struck and killed a Hume-Fogg High School student in downtown Nashville in December has been charged in the case.

Metro police announced Thursday that Troy Devitt was booked on a charge of failure to yield right-of-way resulting in death in the Dec. 19, 2013, crash that killed 17-year-old Elena Zamora.

Police said Zamora, a junior at Hume-Fogg, was walking east to west on Church Street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a tractor-trailer that was turning right from Church Street onto Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

Indications were the girl had the signal to walk, and the truck had a green light.

Devitt, 45, of Florence, AL, told officers he didn't see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 12.

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