Pedestrian Hit by Truck Last Month Dies

August 10, 2017
Dwayne Page
Location of Fatal Accident

A 38 year old pedestrian who was seriously injured after being struck by a pickup truck last month has died.

Jamie E. Carroll of Smithville passed away on Thursday, July 27 at Vanderbilt Hospital, ten days after the accident which occurred at around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Carroll was struck by a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by 21 year old James J. Messina, Jr. of Smithville. The accident occurred on Highway 56 south near Mystik Market in the Shiney Rock community.

The accident report states that the truck was traveling north on State Route 56 as the pedestrian (Carroll) was walking on the eastbound side of the roadway on the right hand shoulder on the fog line. The truck traveled down a steep grade on the roadway and struck the pedestrian. The scene was dark and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash.

A helicopter ambulance landed in the parking lot of the Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church for the airlift. Carroll was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital

Messina was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. No charges have been filed against him.

Members of the DeKalb EMS, Sheriff’s Department, and County Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Kyle Herren of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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