Medical issue may have played role in crash that killed Ala. truck driver

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A medical issue may have played a role in a deadly accident in Nashville Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of an Alabama truck driver.

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Phillip Ellison, 55, was died after a single-vehicle crash on Jan. 20, 2015.

The accident involving Phillip Ellison happened as he exited Briley Parkway onto Murfreesboro Pike just before Noon.

Police said the 55-year-old crossed Murfreesboro Pike without making any attempt to break before striking an embankment.

Ellison sustained injuries to his head that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said. He was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center where he later died.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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