September 9, 2023 – A crash involving a bicycle and a pickup truck on Highway 100 near Harpeth Trace Drive claimed the life of cyclist Alyssa Milligan, 23, of Mt. Juliet.
The investigation to this point shows that Milligan was riding with another cyclist on Highway 100 when she was struck by the passenger side of a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Milligan was thrown off her bike. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the pickup truck, Donald Mashburn, 46, of Maryville, reported seeing a cyclist ahead of him on the right side of the roadway fog line. Mashburn said he was attempting to change lanes, and after looking over his shoulder, the cyclist was suddenly in front of him.
The preliminary contributing factor to this fatal collision appears to be Mashburn’s failure to yield the right of way to Milligan.
Mashburn did not show any signs of impairment.
The investigation is continuing, with charges possible at the conclusion.
Source: Metro Nashville Police