Pedestrian struck, killed on Hamilton Church Road in Nashville

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 16:56:27-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A deadly crash involving a pedestrian blocked a portion of Hamilton Church Road in Nashville.

The crash was reported early Thursday morning at Murfreesboro Pike, not too far from Bell Road.

Metro Nashville Police officials say 40-year-old April Ferguson of Calumet Drive was hit and killed when she was walking along Murfreesboro Pike the same direction as traffic.

Officials say she was hit from behind by a 2011 Toyota minivan driven by 37-year-old Omar Diriye.

Diriye admitted that the right tires of the minivan traveled over the curb prior to the collision, but didn't say why. Ferguson died at the scene.

No charges have been filed. The crash remains under investigation.