Crash alert: Pedestrian killed in Murfreesboro hit-and-run

by Ponce Law | August 17th, 2020

MURFREESBORO, TN – Police say a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro Friday night.

According to WKRN, the accident happened at about 9:17 p.m. as the woman was attempting to cross Memorial Boulevard. She was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that then left the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. She was identified as 73-year-old Elizabeth Jernigan.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man who drove the vehicle involved was stopped by police at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane soon after the incident.

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