Pedestrian hit by car on West End Avenue dies - WKRN News 2

Pedestrian hit by car on West End Avenue dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A pedestrian struck by a car and critically injured Friday morning on West End Avenue in Nashville has died.

Lucas Primero, 25, passed away Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

According to Metro police, the preliminary investigation shows that Primero and a fellow construction worker were in the center turn lane as they crossed West End Avenue from north to south when they were struck by a Volkswagen Jetta that was preparing to turn into the private drive at Caterpillar Financial Services.

The second pedestrian, Giovanni Rosa, 23, was not seriously hurt.  

The driver of the Volkswagen, Louis Burns, 50, of Nashville, was not injured.  He said he didn't see the pedestrians.  It was overcast and raining at the time.

Police said a contributing factor in the collision was the failure of the pedestrians to use the crosswalk located about 300 feet away.

The investigation is continuing.

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