Pedestrian Struck in Berry Hill After a DUI Car Accident Has Been Identified

Berry Hill DUI

Nashville, TN. – A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in Berry Hill on Friday night around 8: 30 p.m. at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive.

Police say the man was walking near the tracks at the time of the accident.

Investigators have also confirmed that the man was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident.

The man was Kenneth Sisco.

The driver who hit Sisco was identified. The 31-year-old woman has alcohol in her system at the time of the arrest and has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication. This is a class B felony in Tennesee and can carry a sentence of 8 – 30 years.

Even if the woman has no prior record of driving under the influence, she will likely face a minimum amount of jail time. No information about the woman’s blood alcohol content (BAC) has been released yet.

The driver struck Sisco while he was in a crosswalk making his way through the intersection.

Although he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Offices confirmed that the woman who struck and killed Kenneth Sisco smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on her feet, and had bloodshot eyes.

Although the woman has been released on a $50,000 bond, she will have to report to trial in the coming months.

Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, said he’s pushing to strengthen DUI laws in Tennessee. “We need to strengthen our DUI laws. I have passed DUI legislation in the past and although I am not carrying any this session, I am very supportive of efforts this year to strengthen our DUI laws. Way too many lives are lost each year.” [1]

This is another stark reminder of how drinking and driving can impair your ability to drive and your judgment.

The holidays can get away from us and we can get sucked into the merriment and the spirit of joy and comradery. But we still want to remind everyone to be responsible on the roads this season.

A quick and unthoughtful decision to drive after drinking has changed the lives of Kenneth Sisco, the woman who hit him, and their families and loved ones.

A decision that could have been prevented would have saved many lives on Friday night.

If you have been injured in a DUI-related accident, speak to one of our car accident lawyers in Nashville as soon as possible.


Sources:

[1]: https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/news/crime/vehicular-homicide-statute-allows-little-jail-time/article_d45d0345-2610-58c9-bec8-c8b7b6c80ad1.html

 

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