Nashville man fatally struck by truck, driver charged with 2nd-offense DUI
Natalie Neysa Alund | Nashville Tennessean
Metro Nashville police identified a pedestrian fatally struck by a truck over the weekend in northeast Nashville as 61-year-old Gary Schutt. According to police, Schutt, who lived near where he was hit in the 2800 block of Dickerson Pike, was struck at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday by a 1994 Toyota pickup truck. The driver of the Toyota, Ronald Edward Waller, 67, was charged with second-offense DUI.
Waller, of Nashville, told police Schutt stepped into the roadway from the right shoulder just before he was hit. According to an arrest affidavit, Waller had an odor of alcohol on his breath and appeared to be impaired while performing field sobriety tasks. Waller also told police he had one 24-ounce beer two hours before the crash, the affidavit said. He was arrested and booked into the Metro jail.
Online jail records show Waller was released after posting bond late Sunday night.
Police said Schutt’s presence in the roadway is the preliminary contributing factor to the collision. The case remained under investigation on Monday.
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