Driver sought after man killed in East Nashville hit-and-run crash


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in East Nashville early Thursday morning.

Officers responded around 2:15 a.m. to Eastland Avenue near Mitchell Road, where they said a body had been found in the middle of the roadway.

Eastland pedestrian killed
(Photo: WKRN)

Metro police reported 32-year-old William Tucker., Jr., was last seen walking on Eastland Avenue near Riverside Drive around 12:30 a.m. before he was found dead in the roadway.

Detectives said evidence suggested Tucker was in the roadway before he was struck.

No additional information was immediately released.

The fatal collision remains under investigation by Metro police.

Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes is asked to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME (742-7463). All callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. You can also submit a tip online by clicking here.

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