TVCC football player struck by truck while crossing the street

ATHENS (KYTX) - An 18-year-old Trinity Valley Community College football player was struck by a truck Wednesday morning while crossing the street.

Assistant Chief Rodney Williams III with the Athens Police Department tells CBS 19 that Ugonna Nwarie was crossing the street in a marked pedestrian crosswalk around 7:45 a.m. when he was hit by a truck that failed to yield the right of way.

Nwarie sustained a broken leg and was transported to ETMC Athens with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.


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