Flagman killed in road grader accident on Butler Drive

Dec 17, 2020 at 08:00 pm by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Police investigate a fatal crash involving road grader and flagman
Murfreesboro Police investigate a fatal crash involving road grader and flagman. (Submitted)

Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating a construction incident where the driver of a road grader accidentally backed over and killing a flagman directing traffic on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The victim, 21-year-old Nicholas Patrick Oliver, died at the scene. 

The preliminary investigation reveals construction workers with Rollins Excavation were in the process of completing shoulder work on Butler Drive when the accident occurred, around 12:33 p.m. The driver of the road grader was backing up to allow a dump truck to unload gravel when he backed over the flagman, unaware he was behind him.

The incident is under investigation by F.A.C.T.

No charges are expected to be filed.



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