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Third hit-and-run on Nolensville Pike in as many months

Man killed in Thursday evening hit-and-run
Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 19:09:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's being called one of the most dangerous roads in the state. Nolensville Pike was the site of another deadly hit and run Thursday evening.

Police are looking for whoever hit and killed Ruben Hernandez Aguilar at about 9:15 p.m. They said it could've been an orange Chevrolet Camaro that hit Aguilar.

He was hit by the northbound of vehicle while trying to walk across the road. Aguilar was not in the crosswalk.

Charles Mink lives nearby where the accident happened. He said he saw the crash. "[The driver] was going 60 miles per hour. He didn't hit the brakes or nothing. He just kept going," Mink said.

Mink said that stretch of Nolensville Pike is extremely dangerous. Traffic never stops. "The most dangerous road in Nashville is at [Nolensville Pike and Thompson Lane." Because guys don't stop when the light changes. People keep going and try to turn. They will block traffic when the light is red. When you walk through, you better run because people don't stop," he said.

The road has it's own task force.

Rochelle Carpenter is with Envision Nolensville Pike Collaborative. She said the group has already secured funds to add additional cross walks and improve stretches of Nolensville Pike.

"This intersection has a lot of people walking. There are lots of businesses and people," said Carpenter. "It is difficult to work on a road this big and with this many problems and with this much traffic for sure."