Man killed while crossing Old Hickory Boulevard in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing a busy South Nashville street Tuesday night.

It happened at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Hickory Plaza Drive near Nolensville Road around 10:40 p.m.

Police said Dismace Murego was walking toward his home from the Delta Express where he had made a purchase when he was struck by a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.

The 59-year-old driver told police Murego walked in front of her car and she was unable to avoid the collision.

Police said Muergo was wearing dark clothing and crossing in a poorly lit area at the time.

Muergo, 63, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

The driver who hit him remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Police said there was no indication at the scene of drug or alcohol involvement on the part of Johannsen. No charges are anticipated.

Old Hickory Boulevard was closed during the duration of the investigation.