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NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Paul Chovan, of Minneapolis, MN, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck in a Nashville, TN, Wednesday night.
Chovan, 53, was on-foot in the area of Gallatin Pike and Stratford Avenue, in Nashville, when he was struck by a Pontiac Vibe driven by a 78-year-old woman after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Investigators say Chovan was wearing dark clothing while crossing Gallatin Pike outside of a crosswalk when he was struck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
The driver of the car told investigators that she initially thought someone had thrown a rock at her car, and she drove home. Upon seeing the damage to her vehicle, she realized that was not the case and called police, reports WSMV.
Investigators noted the driver was not impaired and there did not appear to be any intent to knowingly flee the scene of the crash and charges are not anticipated.
Toxicology testing will be conducted on Chovan to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor.
Geo quick facts: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life – wikipedia.
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