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.