18 Jun Jon Cartu Publishes: Vanderbilt University student dies after being struck by
A Vanderbilt student who was struck by a dump truck died Wednesday.
Ruonan Yao, 31, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, was hit by the truck Tuesday afternoon when crossing West End Avenue at 31st Avenue South, according to Nashville police.
The crosswalk had the green “walk” signal when the dump truck made a right turn from 31st Avenue South onto West End Avenue and struck Yao. The driver told police he didn’t see Yao when he made the turn.
Police say that the investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed.
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