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News: Nashville Public Works employee killed in single-vehicle crash and fire

by Ponce Law | January 4th, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN – According to FOX 17, a Nashville Public Works employee was killed after his truck crashed off the roadway and caught fire on Monday morning.

Authorities identified the victim as 60-year-old Jerry Snyder, who has been working for Metro Public Works for 8 years. A witness told police they saw him grab at his chest while losing control of a Ford F-250 truck and crashing off Old Hickory Boulevard near The Hermitage. The truck caught fire after colliding with a utility pole and going further into a nearby tree line.

Firefighters responded to the scene near the intersection of intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Granwood Boulevard, where they say Snyder was found dead in the burning vehicle.

Officials say Snyder was on-duty and traveling to pick up Christmas trees from recycling sites at the time of the crash. 

The area near the Old Hickory Boulevard and Granwood Boulevard intersection was temporarily closed while fire investigators continued to look for a cause.

This is a developing story. If more details are made available, this blog will be updated.

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