ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Kentucky driver was killed following a collision with a utility truck along U.S. Highway 41 in Middle Tennessee early Sunday morning.
The incident was reported shortly before 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 in the 7000 block of Highway 41 North, in front of Jo Byrns High School, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).
Officials said a Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC) truck had stopped on Highway 41 North in Robertson County due to a tree blocking the road.
Even though the truck’s emergency lights were on, a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-class reportedly rear-ended the truck, spun around, went off the right side of the roadway, and landed in a ditch.
Authorities said they found no evidence the driver of the Mercedes tried to brake or avoid hitting the truck, which came to rest in the northbound lane.
According to THP, the Mercedes’ driver — identified as 20-year-old Silvestre Nava de Jesus of Kentucky — died after the crash.
Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Tennessean driving the CEMC truck was not injured and not charged in connection with the collision, officials reported.
That stretch of Highway 41 was closed for a couple of hours Sunday morning as crews worked to clear the scene.
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