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Pedestrian in Wheelchair Killed While Crossing S. Gallatin Pike


April 20, 2014


The pedestrian struck and killed at 9:55 p.m. Saturday while crossing S. Gallatin Pike at Berkley Drive in a motorized wheelchair is identified as Robert Michael Conner, 57, of Rugby Drive.
Conner was hit by a 2000 Ford Windstar van that was traveling north on S. Gallatin Pike.  The driver of the van, Arthur Williams, 71, of Madison, and a witness both stated that the traffic signal at the intersection was green for northbound traffic.  Conner died at the scene.  Williams was not injured.
There was no indication of alcohol or drug involvement.  The preliminary contributing factor to this fatal crash appears to be Conner’s failure to obey a traffic control device.