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Truck driver cited for death of man who walked into the side of his rig

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A truck driver was cited after a pedestrian walked into the side of his truck and fell over in Tennessee earlier this week. 

The accident happened on Tuesday, June 4th at about 9:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Murfreesboro Pike near Fesslers Lane in South Nashville, Tennessee. 

According to WKRN, 63-year-old Douglas White was walking on a sidewalk with a friend when a semi truck pulled into a business driveway. White then walked right into the side of the semi truck, knocking him to the ground. White died as a result of the fall. 

The 56-year-old truck driver then drove away from the scene, but was later located by Metro Nashville Police Department officers. Once located, the driver told officers that “he did not realize that he hit someone.”

Officers issued the truck driver citations for leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, and failure to render aid. The truck driver was not impaired at the time of the crash. 

Toxicology testing will be performed on White to determine if impairment was a factor in his death.

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