Arrest made in bicyclist hit-and-run on Natchez Trace Parkway - WSMV Channel 4

Arrest made in bicyclist hit-and-run on Natchez Trace Parkway

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The video shows a cyclist getting hit by a car. (Source: Facebook) The video shows a cyclist getting hit by a car. (Source: Facebook)
Marshall Grant Neely III is accused of hitting a bicyclist on Natchez Trace. (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office) Marshall Grant Neely III is accused of hitting a bicyclist on Natchez Trace. (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Police have arrested the driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Saturday morning.

Greg Goodman and Tyler Noe were cycling on the designated bike route when a black Volvo struck Noe.

Noe, who has non-life-threatening injuries, is receiving treatment at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.

Goodman was wearing a camera and provided video to investigators. He posted the video on Facebook, which has since been viewed more than a million times.

After reviewing video of the incident, police arrested 58-year-old Marshall Grant Neely III.

Neely, who lives in Franklin, served as dean of students at the University School of Nashville.

A representative from the University School of Nashville sent the following statement:

Marshall Neely served as dean of students at University School of Nashville before transitioning to a part-time role this summer. He also is parent of two alumni. As of today, USN has placed Mr. Neely on leave of absence while we investigate the circumstances. All other matters related to his employment are confidential. We appreciate the work of law enforcement on this matter and will cooperate fully with their investigation. Our thoughts are wit the cyclist and his family as well as the Neely family during this difficult time.

Neely is charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident, and failure to render aid.

"The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on the weekends and holidays," said Acting Chief Ranger Calvin Farmer. "In Mississippi and Tennessee, bicyclists are allowed to use the full lane of traffic to ride in when necessary. Federal regulations require bicyclists to ride single file, and riders are encouraged to move to the right to allow for vehicles to pass. It is also highly recommended riders wear high-visibility clothing and flashing front and rear lights. Vehicle drivers must provide a safe distance when overtaking and passing a bicyclist."

Neely was booked into the Williamson County Detention Center. Additional charges are pending.

Click here for more information regarding bicycling regulations on Natchez Trace Parkway.

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