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Early Morning Runner Struck and Fatally Injured by Motorcycle on Springfield Highway



The pedestrian fatally injured after being struck by a motorcycle at 6:25 a.m. today on Springfield Highway at Gaylemore Drive is identified as Gregory Wood, 74, of Goodlettsville.

The investigation shows that Wood was out for a morning run and was crossing Springfield Highway when he was hit by a Harley Davidson motorcycle being ridden by Jody White, 46, also of Goodlettsville. White reported that he locked his brakes when he saw Wood and that Wood stopped in the middle of the traffic lane. After impact, Wood and White went off the right shoulder of the road. Wood died just after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. White was transported to Skyline Medical Center with non-critical injuries.

There was no indication of impairment on the part of either individual.