Family mourns loss of man killed by transmission debris


Man killed by transmission debris
Man killed by transmission debris(Mischelle Perkins)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 4:36 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A family is mourning the loss of a 27-year-old who was hit and killed by transmission debris while driving Sunday.

27-year-old Nathaniel Perkins of Smyrna, TN, was driving on I-840 Sunday when he was hit by a transmission that fell out of a car in front of him. The debris also reportedly impacted two other vehicles. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Man killed by transmission debris
Man killed by transmission debris(Mischelle Perkins)
Man killed by transmission debris
Man killed by transmission debris(Mischelle Perkins)

“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic loss of our son, husband, and brother, Nathaniel Perkins,” said Nathaniel’s mother, Mischelle Perkins. “During this period of grief, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to our community of family and friends for their support and understanding during this very difficult time.”

Nathaniel’s memorial service is set to be held on July 29 at Woodfin’s Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN, at 6 p.m. The visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Man killed by transmission debris
Man killed by transmission debris(Mischelle Perkins)

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