Pedestrian hit, killed in downtown Nashville early Thursday morning

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 11:32:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man was killed after he was hit by a vehicle early Thursday morning in downtown Nashville.

Metro police said a man walking in the middle of the road near the intersection of Demonbreun Street and 13th Avenue S. was hit around 4:30 a.m. Police said he was taken to a hospital, where he died. He has been identified as 51-year-old Roger Freels.

The driver of the vehicle that hit him told officers he did not see Freels. The driver was turning left onto the Interstate 40 E. entrance ramp when the collision happened. Metro police the driver is not facing any charges.

The road was shut down for a few hours as police investigated the crash. As of 7 a.m., the roadway was reopened.