Jeffrey W. Rouse, 58, was walking alongside U.S. Highway 421 southbound at around 11:00 a.m. local time when the pedestrian accident occurred. A vehicle driven by 53-year-old Charles H. Callahan was driving south on the highway when it drifted off the road and struck the pedestrian.
WJHL reports that Rouse died from injuries in the crash. Officials say Callahan has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and attempted tampering with evidence.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).