Natchez Trace Driver Responds To Video Of Cyclist Being Hit

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 20:28:43-04

The driver accused of hitting a cyclist on Natchez Trace Parkway has responded to video of the incident following his arrest, saying, "I'm not a bad man."

Greg Goodman posted the video he shot from his helmet on social media after the black Volvo slammed into his riding partner, identified as Tyler Noe, on a cycling training run.  

"I feel very badly for the gentleman who collided with me and I assume we'll see each other in court," the driver told NewsChannel 5.

(Watch video above. WARNING: Adult language.) 

The driver of the Volvo did not stop, but he was later identified as 58-year-old Marshall Grant Neely III, of Franklin.

Neely, an employee with the University School of Nashville, said he has gotten death threats since the video was released and claimed to have not seen the bicyclists.

“I only knew that I hit him when I got home and I answered the phone and got a death threat,” Neely said. “Since then, I’ve gotten at least 40 death threats.”

"I was just driving on Natchez Trace to relax," he said.

"And you didn't see them at all?" NewsChannel 5 asked.

"No there are bikes all over the place, I didn't see him," Neely responded.

According to his arrest affidavits, Neely told law enforcement that law enforcement that a man and a woman were standing on the road and threw the bicycle at his vehicle.

Noe was badly bruised was said to be resting at home.

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