Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Murfreesboro Pike, Driver Charged

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From Metro Police

January 2, 2023 – The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Murfreesboro Pike near Elm Hill Pike just after 10 p.m. Sunday died this morning. The preliminary investigation indicates the man, who has not yet been identified, was crossing Murfreesboro Pike when he was hit by a car that did not remain at the scene. MORE CRIME NEWS

A short time later, a 17-year-old from Mt. Juliet returned to the scene in a white Ford Taurus with his father. The teen had told his father that he thought he might have hit something. The Taurus had damage consistent with the crash.

The 17-year-old declined to speak with investigators and was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, failure to report an accident and failure to render aid.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will work to identify the pedestrian.

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