Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car near Rivergate Mall

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:26pm
Staff reports

Police have identified the pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle near Rivergate Mall Tuesday morning and later died as 36-year-old Christian Owens of Morton Road.

Owens had just gotten off a bus, according to police, and was crossing Gallatin Pike at about 6:30 a.m. to sell The Contributor newspaper when he was struck by a minivan driven by Todd Duncan, 55, of Hendersonville.

Duncan told police he did not see Owens in the roadway, and there was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement by either person. The police investigation is continuing.

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