73-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Murfreesboro

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(Source: MGN Online)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 73-year-old woman trying to cross Memorial Boulevard Friday night was struck by a car that fled the scene.

According to Murfreesboro police, Elizabeth Jernigan tried crossing around 9:17 p.m. when a 27-year-old man driving a 2012 Nissan Maxima traveling southbound hit her.

Jernigan was initially treated at the scene by Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Rutherford County EMS. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The suspect who continued driving after the collision was located and stopped by officers at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane a short time later.

It is unclear what charges the driver will face at this time.

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