THP identifies Sparta man hit, killed while crossing the road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol officials have identified the pedestrian killed while crossing the street in Sparta on Friday morning. 

According to THP, the crash happened on West Bockman Way just before 9:30 a.m.

Officials say, 82-year-old Norma F. Kirby, of Sparta, was traveling west on West Bockman when a pedestrian entered the roadway. She was unable to avoid the man and hit him. 

The man killed was identified as Russell G. Giampietro, 79, of Sparta. 

Kirby was not charged in the incident. 

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