NASHVILLE — A man is dead after a tractor-trailer ran over him while he was asleep beneath it.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the truck driver, who had parked in an ally behind a Shell station, reported feeling a bump at around 4 a.m. on Aug. 19 when he moved the truck forward.
When he got out to investigate, the driver realized he had run over someone, police said.
The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office, where officials are working to identify the male using fingerprint records.
Further information about the incident was not provided by authorities. The truck driver’s name was also not released.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.