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Hume-Fogg student struck, killed in downtown Nashville

Elena Zamora (Photo from Facebook) Elena Zamora (Photo from Facebook)

A 17-year-old pedestrian who died after being struck by a tractor trailer at a busy downtown Nashville intersection Thursday has been identified as a Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School student.

Metro police said Elena Zamora, a junior at Hume-Fogg, was walking east to west on Church Street in a crosswalk at 1 p.m. when she was struck by a tractor trailer that was turning right from Church Street onto Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

Indications are Elena had the signal to walk, and the truck had a green light.

The truck driver, Troy Devitt, 45, of Florence, AL, told police he didn't see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

"When we learned it was a 17-year-old, that's even more tragic, because your hearts go out to the young lady's parents. Those of us who are parents of teenagers just can't fathom what these parents are going to be going through," said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron.

Devitt has not been charged. The investigators' findings will be sent to the district attorney's office for a determination.

Metro Nashville Public Schools released the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of a student from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School. This bright, beautiful young lady had a promising future and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

"We will have counselors available to students Friday morning at the school and as needed after the winter break.

"The entire Metro Schools' community extends our sympathy to her family and all who loved her during this tragic time."

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