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Pedestrian Killed, Driver Hurt In East Nashville Wreck

Pedestrian Hit, Killed In East Nashville
Pedestrian Hit, Killed In East Nashville
Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 14:16:39-05

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle in East Nashville. 

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. Thursday on East Trinity Lane at Meridian Street.

Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the male victim was outside of a cross walk when he was struck. Friday morning, authorities identified the victim as 47-year-old William Smith.

According to investigators on the scene, two vehicles were involved in the crash.

One car reportedly slowed down to let Smith pass, but the 2005 Honda Accord behind it didn't slow down. Police said the driver of the Accord, identified as 19-year-old Isaiah Bowman, instead passed the first car and hit Smith. 

Smith died at the scene.

From there, Bowman crashed into a brick mailbox and a metal fence.

Bowman was taken to Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said there were no charges at this time, but they’ll work with the District Attorney’s Office to determine what comes next. There was no evidence of impairment from Bowman.

Factors in the crash appeared to be that the pedestrian was in the roadway, not at a crosswalk, and improper passing on the part of the driver. The crash remains under investigation.