May 5, 2017, Friday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The pedestrian killed Friday at 4:15 p.m. when he was struck by a tractor-trailer on Briley Parkway near Elm Hill Pike is identified as Marcus Dixon, 27, of Nashville.
Prior to the fatal crash, Dixon was in a cab and asked to be dropped off on Briley Parkway. The driver refused and drove Dixon to Elm Hill Pike where he exited the cab, leaving his wallet behind. Dixon returned on foot to Briley Parkway where he walked north alongside the roadway toward oncoming southbound traffic.
The driver of a tractor-trailer, Jeffrey Shrum, 45, was in the far right turn lane near Elm Hill Pike where he planned to exit Briley Parkway. Shrum told investigators that Dixon made eye contact with him and then jumped into the path of the tractor-trailer. Shrum was unable to avoid the collision. Dixon died at the scene.
Toxicology testing will be conducted on Dixon to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role in this fatal crash.