Driver charged after pedestrian hit, killed by SUV in North Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after he hit and killed a pedestrian with his SUV in North Nashville late Wednesday night.

It happened just after 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of 22nd Avenue North.

Metro police reported 39-year-old Hassan Jackson side-swiped a parked car before running over Gerald Dunn and finally coming to a stop against another parked car.

Police said Dunn, 58, was trying to get into the driver’s side door of a 2002 Chrysler van when he was hit.

Hassan Jackson (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

Dunn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

He admitted to police he was driving the SUV and showed signs of impairment, according to an affidavit.

Jackson reportedly refused field sobriety tests and was compelled by a search warrant to provide a blood sample.

He was booked into the Metro jail and charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and driving on a revoked license. His bond was set at $55,000.

The Tennessee Department of Safety reports 68 pedestrians have been killed in traffic incidents across the state so far this year.