The woman, identified by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department as Mary Katherine Frazier, was attempting to cross Clarksville Pike, near Buena Vista Pike, just before 11 p.m. when she was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling north.
Fraizer died at the scene of the crash—WTVF reported that she lived nearby, on Hydes Ferry Road. “She was on her way home — they just struck her and left her there to die,” said Frazier’s niece Lisa Bostic, according to WTVF.
Police told the news station that Frazier was trying to cross the roadway outside of the crosswalk, as the nearest one was about 200 feet away from where she was hit.
According to WTVF, investigators were able to track the vehicle that struck Frazier to a home on Hydes Ferry Road, which they found through a trail of coolant leaking from its radiator.
When police arrived to the home, they found a damaged truck with one of the victim’s shoes pinned underneath it.
The station reported that police took the owner of the pickup truck, 76-year-old Fred Edwards, to a precinct for an interview where he denied being involved in the crash. He reportedly told investigators that the truck must have been stolen from his home and returned.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash and the truck was impounded for processing. Charges are pending.
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As we reported last week, Tennessee has been ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths from 2003 to 2012.
During this period, there were more than 47,000 pedestrian deaths nationally, along with nearly 700,000 injuries.
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Davis’ Words of Wisdom: The Nashville metro area was recently ranked the 15th most dangerous area in the country for pedestrians.