MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was killed following a crash between an SUV and a pedestrian in Murfreesboro.
It happened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Hancock Street and Carter Avenue Friday just before 7 p.m.
Murfreesboro police confirmed the pedestrian was hit while crossing Dr. MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Gary Shannon, 72, was struck by a 2018 Jeep Compass, driven by Teandrea Bigsby, 28, of Georgia, according to Murfreesboro police.
Bigsby was taken to the hospital to be evaluated after having a panic attack. Murfreesboro police reported she was arrested and now faces vehicular homicide by recklessness charges after she was treated and released from the hospital.
Investigators believe Bigsby may have been speeding and reaching for her cell phone before hitting Shannon, carrying him several yards before stopping. Shannon was thrown from the hood of the SUV and landed on the pavement, according to Murfreesboro police.
Bigsby was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.