Jacksonville man dies in pedestrian traffic accident

by Jacksonville Police Department

On Oct. 1, 2021, at 7:38 P.M. Jacksonville police and fire departments were dispatched to a

traffic accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred in the 1000 block of South

Jackson. The pedestrian was transported to the U.T. Health emergency room in Jacksonville

where he was pronounced dead.

The pedestrian has been identified as Thomas Reed, 69, of Jacksonville. Reed

had been attempting to cross Jackson Street from the east to the west and was struck by a

vehicle traveling north on Jackson Street.

The vehicle is a 2011 Jeep Liberty driven by Thomas Hickman, 26 years of age from Jacksonville.

Hickman immediately stopped, as did many bystanders who rendered aid and summoned

emergency services.

Hickman was not injured. There is no evidence of impairment or excessive speed and no

charges will be filed against Hickman.