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News: 38-year-old man struck and killed by semi-truck on I-24 east in Clarksville

by Ponce Law | January 15th, 2021

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol say a 38-year-old man was struck and killed by a semi-truck Sunday on Interstate 24 east in Clarksville, reports Clarksville Now.

The preliminary crash report stated the collision occurred around 9 p.m. near mile marker 15.6 on I-24 east.

The victim, Samuel Harris, was a passenger on a Greyhound bus bound for Kansas City but requested to be dropped off shortly before the accident. He was then walking westbound in the left lane of I-24 east when he was struck. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the THP preliminary report, the vehicle involved was a commercial semi-truck. The driver did not have time to avoid the collision.

At this time, it is unclear why Harris was in the roadway.

A Greyhound company spokesperson said its bus driver followed protocol when complying with Harris’ request to leave the bus.

Clarksville Now reports that Harris’ sister has asked the company for information on why he requested to be dropped off. As of Wednesday, there was no response.

If more pertinent details regarding this crash are reported, this blog will be updated.

If a loved one has been killed or you have been hurt as a pedestrian in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses resulting from the collision. Call the knowledgeable Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Ponce Law at (844) 204-6765 for a free consultation and to find out how we can get you the money you deserve.

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