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Driver dies after hitting traffic worker on Nolensville Pike

Nolensville Road near Porter House Drive
Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-06 23:23:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Police responded to the 6000 block of Nolensville Pike Tuesday afternoon after a major crash.

Officials said that investigations began after officers responded to 6211 Nolensville Pike following a reported hit-and-run accident at 1:15 p.m.

Marion Douglas, 61, was driving a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck erratically in the northbound lanes of Nolensville Pike when he hit a traffic control worker who was setting up traffic cones, says the Metro Nashville Police Department.

A second traffic control worker saw the pickup truck run off the east side of Nolensville Pike before crossing the road and going down an embankment. The truck collided with a power pole and a tree after going down the embankment.

Metro police report Douglas died at the scene. The traffic control worker who was hit was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center and has non-life-threatening injuries.

The Medical Examiner will determine the victim's cause of death, as well as determining if a medical issue contributed to the cause of the collision.

A large portion of the area was closed because of the second crash. Metro Police tweeted and asked drivers to be mindful of the road closure.