• January 18, 2023

Ross Comeaux Hit, Killed by 18-Wheeler on I-65 in Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN — January 17, 2023, 46-year-old Ross Comeaux was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 65 in Nashville.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 3:45 p.m. along I-65 near Armory Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Comeaux was driving a BMW vehicle north on the freeway when he may have lost control for unknown reasons. The sedan ran onto the shoulder, then hit a guardrail and a concrete barrier.

Comeaux was being treated by paramedics at the crash scene when officers arrived. According to reports said he forgot something, exited the ambulance, and started to run across the highway back toward his vehicle. As he crossed through the road he was fatally hit by a northbound 18-wheeler.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Crashes involving pedestrians often lead people to reach some hasty conclusions about the hazards of being on foot in a roadway. However, as with any kind of accident it's important to investigate carefully and be sure that only clear facts tell the story. Did anyone figure out what caused the victim's original crash? How fast was the 18-wheeler traveling on the highway? Did it slow near the emergency vehicles? If investigators looked at video footage from the truck's dashcam or one recording the inside of the cab, what would they see?

It's possible this accident happened exactly the way it was described in the news, but I've done this more than long enough to learn that a few sentences from the press is rarely the whole story. That must be determined through careful investigation that considers all the details and possibilities. It's important to devote that kind of attention to finding the truth, as folks who lost a loved one shouldn't be left with questions or confusion. I just hope that authorities can bring them satisfactory answers.

Ross Comeaux Hit, Killed by 18-Wheeler on I-65 in Nashville, TN
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