Rutherford County Schools student killed by car on the first day of school




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  • 2022-08-05 19:53:06Z
  • By The Daily News Journal
Red spray-painted markings were left on the ground after Murfreesboro police investigated a crash that left a pedestrian dead on Friday, Aug.
Red spray-painted markings were left on the ground after Murfreesboro police investigated a crash that left a pedestrian dead on Friday, Aug.  

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating the death of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle Friday, a spokesperson from the police department said.

The pedestrian was a Rutherford County Schools student, public information officer James Evans said. The identity of the student has not been released.

The incident happened on E. Main St near a bus stop after the bus had left the area, Evans said. Police closed E. Main St. from Rutherford Blvd. to Twin Oak Dr. during the investigation.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student's family, and all those who are impacted by this tragedy," director of schools Jimmy Sullivan said. "We respect the work of our local law enforcement as they investigate."

Friday was the first day of the school year, according to the Rutherford County School District's website. It was an abbreviated school day. The first full day of school is Monday, Aug. 8.

Danielle Nelson lives near the scene of the incident. She didn't see the wreck happen, but was on the scene before police arrived.

Nelson said the driver of a green Chevy pickup truck was visibly shaken at the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

Reach reporter Molly Davis at mdavis2@gannett.com or on Twitter @mollym_davis.

This article originally appeared on Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: Rutherford County Schools student hit, killed by car near bus stop

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