The 75-year-old man killed in a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Marlow on Wednesday morning walked in front of a Ford truck for reasons that aren’t clear, authorities said.
The fatal crash was reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Oliver Springs Highway (State Route 61) at Old Batley Road.
The pedestrian has been identified as Curtis Byrge, 75. He has a Clinton mailing address.
A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said Byrge was walking west on Oliver Springs Highway when, for an unknown reason, he turned to walk south across the highway.
Byrge turned to walk across the road in front of an eastbound 1990 Ford truck driven by George Davis, 62, of Harriman, the THP report said.
Davis tried to stop the truck, but he could not stop or swerve, and he hit Byrge, the report said.
Byrge was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, but he died from his injuries.
Neither Byrge nor Davis is suspected of drinking or using drugs, but tests have been requested, which is routine in fatal crashes.
Davis was wearing a seat belt, and he was not injured, the THP report said.
No citations were issued, and there were no criminal charges, the report said.
It was the second serious crash in Anderson County on Wednesday. The first crash was on Andersonville Highway at Bethel Road just east of Interstate 75 around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. That crash required three ambulances and a medical helicopter.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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