MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Maury County Sheriff’s deputy died Monday after his patrol SUV was hit while he was working traffic detail for crews making repairs to a highway.
The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at the intersection of Highway 43 and Williamsport Pike.
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Reserve Deputy Brad Miller’s vehicle was hit as he was working traffic detail in a moving work zone on Highway 43 North with his lights flashing. His SUV was hit from the rear by a Chevy Tahoe, causing trauma to his head, according to Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland.
A former police officer was nearby when the crash occurred and began to help Miller before first responders and other deputies arrived and immediately performed CPR.
The sheriff’s department issued the following statement:
“The Sheriff’s Department is sadden by the sudden passing of Reserve Deputy Brad Miller involved in a motor vehicle crash while working traffic on 43 By-Pass near Williamsport Pike. Please keep Deputy Miller’s family and MCSD in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Rowland said Miller is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Kathy; two children; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He served the Maury County community as a reserve deputy for 19 years and was 68 years old.
According to the sheriff’s department, there will be a walk-through visitation at the First Family Baptist Church along Pulaski Highway on Thursday, Dec. 15, with a final call proceeding at 6:10 p.m.
Three workers on the scene said if Miller was not in the position that he was in, they all would have been struck and killed.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and reported the driver of the Chevy Tahoe was involved was injured. No charges have been filed but could be forthcoming.
No additional information was immediately released.
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