Police ID man struck, killed on Murfreesboro Pike

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 12:38:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville police have identified a man who was struck and killed on Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville.

The crash happened at 6 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of McGavock Pike, not far from Briley Parkway.

Police identified the deceased as 58-year-old Martin Holt. They said he was hit while he began crossing the road after leaving the 7-Eleven store.

According to police, Holt was about 250 feet from the crosswalk at McGavock Pike when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver who hit Holt told police she did not see him until just before the impact. She suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Police said the crash happened before sunrise and that area of Murfreesboro Pike does not have street lighting. There were no signs of impairment from either individual at the scene, police added.

Investigators would determine if speed was a factor.