Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 45-year-old man has died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Murfreesboro Pike in South Nashville early Wednesday morning.

Metro police said Richard Farliss was struck just after 12:30 a.m. while lying in the roadway near Plus Park Boulevard, right off Interstate 24.

Farliss, who is from Cottontown, was transported to a Nashville hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to investigators.

Police said the 46-year-old driver of the vehicle involved stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.

Officers are working to figure out why Farliss was in the road when he was hit.

Detectives said there was no evidence that Farliss had been hit by a vehicle prior to this and there were no signs of alcohol or drug impairment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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