NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An unidentified pedestrian has died in Nashville after he was run over by a tractor-trailer after he reportedly fell asleep on the tractor’s axles early Saturday morning.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said the tractor-trailer was parked along a curb behind the Shell gas station and travel center in the 600 block of Fesslers Lane on Saturday, Aug. 19.
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The 36-year-old driver told officers that he came out to the truck and checked the area around 4 a.m., but he didn’t see anything unusual.
However, the driver told police that he felt a bump as he pulled forward. That’s when the truck driver discovered the victim.
Authorities reported that the man was apparently sleeping between the second and third axles of the tractor.
According to Metro police, efforts are underway to identify the victim through his fingerprints.
The truck driver is not expected to face any charges, police said. No other information was immediately released.