Worker Struck and Killed on Lebanon Pike Thursday Identified
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The pedestrian struck and killed Thursday afternoon in a work zone at 1901 Lebanon Pike is identified as Lawrence Bledsoe, 64, of Pleasant View, Tennessee.
The preliminary investigation shows that the right westbound lane of Lebanon Pike was blocked by orange traffic cones and a stationary Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, equipped with an operating arrow directing traffic left, when the westbound driver of a pickup truck struck the rear of the Silverado. The collision caused the Silverado to spin ninety degrees. Bledsoe, who was wearing a yellow reflective safety vest and hard hat, was standing outside his truck when he was struck by the unoccupied Silverado. He died at the scene.
The driver who struck the rear of the Silverado, Randall McGinnis, 50, reported that the setting sun obstructed his view of the roadway and that he was unable to avoid the collision. McGinnis, of Joelton, sustained minor injuries. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene.
The preliminary contributing factor to this fatal crash appears to be speed too fast for road conditions and failure to move over on the part of McGinnis. Charges related to this fatal crash are pending the completion of the investigation.