NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was killed after he was hit a car while walking in east Nashville Thursday night.
It happened at 9:10 p.m. on East Trinity Lane and Meridian Street.
According to police on the scene, the victim, identified as 47-year-old William Smith, was crossing the street outside the crosswalk before the crash.
Smith was hit by a 2005 Honda Accord. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling west on Trinity Lane in a line of traffic, which was slowing for Smith as he crossed the street.
Witnesses told Metro police the driver pulled into the turning lane and was attempting to pass the slowing traffic when he struck Smith.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Honda left the roadway before hitting a brick mailbox and metal fence.
Police said the driver was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Metro police said there was no evidence that the driver was impaired and contributing factors to the crash appear to be both the pedestrian in the roadway and improper passing.
Once the crash investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.