84-Year-Old Man Killed In Goodlettsville House Fire
Richard "Dicky" Hilton
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An 84-year-old man was killed in an overnight fire in Goodlettsville.
Firefighters found Richard "Dicky" Hilton unconscious on the floor of his bedroom when they responded to the fire at his home in the 400 block of Draper Drive around midnight.
Neighbors called 911 after they heard glass breaking, and tried to help.
"My daughter noticed the house was on fire, so I ran out took a look at it, called the fire department. Ran over knocked on the door, beat on the door a couple times, nobody answered. Assumed nobody was in it," said neighbor Nicholas Short. "Stepped back and by the time I got away from the house the Fire Department was here. By the time we noticed it, it was already blazing. So it was pretty much gone by the time I called them."
Hilton was taken to Skyline Medical Center, where he passed away.
Authorities said they had received a medical alert from the home just before neighbors called 911 to report the fire.
The home suffered severe damage. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
Funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial in Goodlettsville, but no date and time had been set as of Friday.