NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - An unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed while he was apparently trying to cross 13th Avenue South near Broadway on Tuesday morning, according to police.
The pedestrian, identified as Charles E. Barber Jr., 61, was attempting to cross between vehicles stopped on 13th Avenue South for the red light. He was not in the crosswalk.
When the light turned green,a dump truck driven by Stanley Dickerson, 71, of Madison, began to move forward and struck the pedestrian, who died at the scene.
Dickerson told police that he did not see the pedestrian prior to the collision.
A witness told News4 the pedestrian was seen holding a sign asking for money at the intersection.
A witness told police the pedestrian, known only to the witness as "Chuck," was impaired at the time of the crash. Toxicology testing will be conducted on the pedestrian to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Broadway was closed from 12th Avenue to 14 Avenue and 13th Avenue South was closed during the investigation.
Barber was homeless, according to police.