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Scooter rider killed by a semi Sunday night in downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — A Texas woman was killed Sunday night in downtown Nashville.

Police said she lost control of the scooter she was riding and crashed into a truck. In a social media post, MNPD said 54-year-old Melinda Lovelady of Tyler, Texas, died while riding a Lime scooter near the intersection of 3rd Ave. South and Symphony Place.

The Metro Council considered banning scooters from Nashville streets in 2019 after a man was struck and killed by an SUV.

The council ultimately voted to allow scooters to remain, but placed new safety restrictions on their use.