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Metro Public Works Employee Jerry Snyder Dies On-Duty While Driving Truck



A medical issue may have contributed to this morning’s untimely death of Metro Public Works employee Jerry Snyder, 60, who perished when the city brush truck he was driving ran off of Old Hickory Boulevard near The Hermitage, struck a metal utility pole, continued into a tree line and caught fire.

A motorist on Old Hickory Boulevard reported seeing Snyder grab his chest as he lost control of the truck.

Snyder was traveling to recycling sites to pick up Christmas trees when the 9:39 a.m. crash occurred. He had been with the Public Works Department for 8 years.