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Wheelchair-Bound Pedestrian Struck & Killed on S. Gallatin Pike

9/4/2013

September 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The wheelchair-bound pedestrian struck and killed at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday on South Gallatin Pike near Berkley Drive is identified as Stephen Buchanan, 60, of Madison.
          
Buchanan was in the roadway outside of a crosswalk (although one was nearby) when he was hit by a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by Shetica Batey-Watson, 41, of Claiborne Street.  Batey-Watson was transported to Skyline Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  
          
The preliminary contributing factor to this fatal crash appears to be Buchanan’s presence in the roadway outside of a crosswalk.  No charges were placed against Batey-Watson last night.

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