Woman Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Antioch

Posted at 11:06 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 12:45:50-04

Police have identified a 55-year-old woman who was struck and killed in Antioch. 

The incident happened Monday night around 10:15 p.m. in front of the Valvoline in the 1100 block of Bell Road.

According to Metro Nashville Police, a truck was headed toward the interstate on Bell Road when it hit a woman in the road. She was identified as Cathleen Ivy, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The driver, 38-year-old Jose Hernandez-Tapia, told officers the person "just appeared" and he didn't have time to react accordingly. The investigation revealed Ivy was trying to cross the street outside of the crosswalk, which was just 420 feet from where the crash happened.

Ivy was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she died.

Police said there was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene.