NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police were called to Broadway near Interstate 40 after a man was struck and killed by a dump truck. The victim of the accident has been identified as Charles Barber, a 61-year-old homeless man.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Broadway and 13th Avenue.
Metro police confirmed the dump truck driver was turning left onto Broadway from 13th Avenue when the man was struck. The driver said he never saw him.
Witnesses said he had a sign and was collecting money. Gilliland said he had been seen in the area before.
He was not a vendor for The Contributor.
According to witnesses and police the victim in this case might have been panhandling.— Kyle Horan (@KyleHoranNC5) July 16, 2019
No one saw the man cross the street, but a witness did hear and see the impact.
Police day they don’t believe the truck driver will be charged as they had a green light. @NC5 pic.twitter.com/QPh9wWWkJb
At this time, the driver is not facing charges related to the crash.
The Medical Examiner will perform toxicology testing to determine if the victim was impaired at the time.
The road has been shut down in both directions and will be closed until at least 12:30 p.m.