Nashville country musician killed on I-65

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  1. Trucking in Tennessee

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A musician that's been part of the Tootsie's family was killed in a crash Sunday evening on Interstate 65 in Nashville.

    Shawn Scruggs has been part of the family at the ##### tonk on lower Broadway for over a decade.

    "His talent could have taken him all over the world. We were blessed to have him grace our stages," a statement from Tootsie's entertainment said.

    Metro Police said Scruggs crashed into a stalled semi on I-65NB near Dickerson Pike at about 7 p.m. He died on the scene.

    Folks are taking to social media to share condolences:

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    They said he made no attempt to brake and the Blazer (no pun intended) he was in caught fire.

    The initial police investigation shows a tractor-trailer stalled in the middle of the northbound of I-65 near Dickerson Pike around 7 p.m.

    Police said Shawn Scruggs, of Nashville, crashed his 2008 Chevrolet Blazer into the back of the tractor-trailer.
     
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  3. Trucker61016

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    So basically he was at full speed when he plowed into the truck ??? He probably didn't feel anything, it was probably instant...
     
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    He went out with a bang?
     
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  5. againstthewind

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    he was prob listening to new country music and killed himself
     
  6. JonJon78

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    Cannot believe the truck driver wasn't able to get the truck on the shoulder? Seems odd....
     
  7. mitrucker

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    Odd, yes, but it does happen. I remember that same scenario on I-69 in Flint, MI behind the GM plant. A Mercedes plowed into the back of a truck stopped in the middle lane.
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

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    Even if the truck just up and died you would think the driver would atleast have the brains to strong arm it in neutral , off to the shoulder. Rather than just pulling the breaks in the middle of travel lane
     
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  9. mitrucker

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    What if it’s an Auto?

    Possibly the driver didn’t have the brains or situational awareness to do that. Sad state of affairs out here these days.
     
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    Well the truck is still gonna be rolling if ur at highway speeds . Unless he was in stop and go traffic and it died i dont see why he stopped in the travel lanes
     
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    Agreed. We’ll never know how it happened. Still sad.
     
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