A FATHER was struck and killed by a car after walking out on an interstate highway to retrieve his child’s toy that was thrown out the window.
Joshua Thomas Taylor, 32, was traveling with his family along Interstate 65 in Nashville, Tennessee Thursday when his child threw their favorite toy out the window.
The father parked his car at a ramp and walked along the interstate to look for the toy.
Tennessee Department of Transportation HELP truck drivers caught up with Taylor and tried to talk with him.
However, police say Taylor ran across the interstate and jumped over a barrier to head to the northbound side.
TDOT HELP drivers began traveling to the opposite side of the interstate after hearing that a collision had occurred.
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Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a GMC Yukon.
The driver who hit Taylor stayed with authorities and it was determined that they were not impaired at the time and won’t be facing any charges, said police.
Speed was also not a factor in the crash.
It is illegal and dangerous to walk on the interstate, said the Nashville Police.