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Driver Charged With Not Yielding For Hume-Fogg Student

Driver Charged With Not Yielding For Hume-Fogg Student

CREATED Mar 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The driver of a truck, who struck and killed a student at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School last December, has been charged in her death.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 45-year-old Troy Devitt, of Florence, Alabama, was charged Thursday with failure to yield, resulting in death.

Elena Zamora, a 17-year-old student at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, was struck and killed on December 19 while walking east to west on Church Street, at the intersection of Rosa Parks Boulevard.

Devitt told investigators that he didn't see the student. He was hauling electrical equipment to Certified Communications Solutions, located on Polk Avenue.

After a close review of the investigative case file, police said the District Attorney's Office recommended that Devitt be charged with the offense of failure to yield resulting in death.

A court date has been set for June 12.

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