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Driver charged after man and dog killed while crossing road

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

An East Nashville man and his dog were hit and killed while trying to cross Gallatin Avenue late Friday night.

Metro police have charged Agustin Soto, Jr. with vehicular homicide by intoxication and driving on a revoked license in connection with the crash.

The preliminary police investigation shows that Soto, 25, of Madison, was driving north on Gallatin Avenue at Litton Avenue when the car hit Jerry Dailey, 62, and his small dog in the traffic lane.

Soto told officers that he didn't see Dailey until it was too late.

Medics rushed Dailey to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died just before 3 a.m.

Metro officers say they observed that Soto appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant.

They claim he had an odor of marijuana on his breath, was unsteady on his feet and had red, watery eyes.

A blood sample was drawn at a hospital before Soto was booked.

Police say there was evidence at the scene indicating that Dailey had also been drinking alcohol.

He was not crossing the street at a crosswalk when he was hit.

The crash is still under investigation.

Soto, is jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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