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Tonya Polk

Tonya's Story


DOD: November 18, 2016



How She Was Lost

Tonya Polk was fatally injured just after midnight on November 18, 2016 after being hit by a pickup truck on West Trinity Lane underneath I-65. Polk, 37, was in the roadway bending over as if she was picking something up when she was struck by 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Angel Ramirez, 31, of Nashville.  Ramirez was driving east on West Trinity Lane and told officers he didn’t see Polk in the much darker area under the interstate bridge until it was too late.