Pedestrian struck, killed underneath I-65 overpass - WSMV Channel 4

Pedestrian struck, killed underneath I-65 overpass

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The woman was struck just before 12:30 a.m. Friday. (WSMV) The woman was struck just before 12:30 a.m. Friday. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman is dead after being hit by a pickup truck below the Interstate 65 overpass at Trinity Lane.

The driver told police that the woman stepped out in front of the truck just before 12:30 a.m. Friday.

The victim died at the scene. She was later identified as Tonya Polk, 37, who is homeless.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the area was not well lit and the pedestrian was not in or near a crosswalk.

Police said the driver, 31-year-old Angel Ramirez, stopped at the scene and was cooperative. He told police he didn’t see Polk until it was too late.

Police said Ramirez showed no signs of impairment and charges have not been filed against him.

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