Nashville man killed after falling from car, being hit by another

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(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man died Tuesday night on Old Hickory Boulevard in south Nashville after police say he fell from a car and was then hit by another.

Corbin Hullinger, 44, was reportedly near an unoccupied Ford Explorer in a shopping center parking lot when the SUV’s owner encountered him.

The driver said he saw Hullinger pulling the door handle of the car parked next to his. The driver said he then got into his SUV and noticed it was rummaged through but nothing appeared to be taken.

According to Metro police, Hullinger then began asking the driver, “Where’s Silas?”

The driver reported he closed his door, turned on music and began driving away, unaware that Hullinger had grabbed onto his SUV’s luggage rack.

Hullinger was reportedly hanging on to the vehicle as it drove through the parking lot toward the exit.

Witnesses told Metro police as the driver turned on Old Hickory Boulevard, Hullinger lost his grip and fell into the roadway where he was by a Nissan Murano.

The driver of the Murano said she was unable to avoid hitting him after two vehicles in front of her quickly swerved to avoid him.

HIllinger was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene on the part of either driver or Hullinger.

No charges have been placed at present. The District Attorney’s Office will review the completed investigation.

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