UPDATE (9/6/23): The Murfreesboro Police Department said the pedestrian who died after being hit by a pickup truck last week was identified as 54-year-old Troy Chaffin of Rockvale.
Based on the preliminary investigation, officials said Chaffin was “walking inbound in the outbound lanes” and jumping in front of vehicles near the 2900 block of S. Church Street before he was struck by a Ford F150 in the middle lane.
As of Wednesday, Sept. 6, the investigation into this deadly crash is still ongoing, according to authorities.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man lost his life in Murfreesboro after darting into traffic along S. Church Street and getting hit by a pickup truck Wednesday night.
According to the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), the city’s Emergency Communications Center received multiple 911 calls about a man — currently listed as a John Doe — jumping in front of vehicles shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation shows a 2019 Ford F150 was traveling outbound near the 2900 block of S. Church Street when the pedestrian, who was walking inbound, was struck in the middle lane. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police described the man as 5-feet 8-inches tall and 180 pounds with graying hair, adding that he appeared to be between the ages of 50 and 60. He was wearing dark clothing and shoes at the time of the incident.
| READ MORE | Latest headlines from Murfreesboro and Rutherford County
Investigators from MPD’s Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) are reportedly working with MPD’s Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST) as they try to identify the pedestrian.
No additional details have been released about this deadly crash.
📲 Download the News 2 app to stay updated on the go.
📧 Sign up for WKRN email alerts to have breaking news sent to your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories on WKRN.com for Nashville, TN and all of Middle Tennessee.
This is a developing story. WKRN News 2 will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.