Police have released the identity of the man who died after falling from a moving SUV and being struck by another vehicle in Hermitage.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday on Old Hickory Boulevard between Juarez Drive and Lebanon Pike.
Officials with Metro police said 44-year-old Corbin Hullinger died after being struck by a vehicle near a shopping center parking lot at 5112 Old Hickory Boulevard.
Albert Palmer, age 40, said he saw Hullinger in the lot as he was getting into his Ford Explorer. Palmer told police he saw Hullinger pulling on a door handle of the car parked next to him.
When Palmer got into his vehicle, he said he noticed that it had apparently been rummaged through but nothing appeared to be missing. At that point, Hullinger allegedly asked him, “where’s Silas?”
Police said Palmer closed the door, turned on his music and drove away without noticing that Hullinger had grabbed onto the SUV’s luggage rack.
Hullinger was able to hang on as it traveled through the parking lot toward the exit.
According to witnesses, Hullinger lost his grip and fell onto the roadway when Palmer turned right onto OHB.
He was struck by a vehicle being driven by 50-year-old Elizabeth Childress. She told police she was unable to avoid hitting him after two vehicles in front of her swerved to miss him.
Hullinger was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.
The District Attorney’s Office would review the completed investigation.