Man turns himself in for fatal hit-and-run in downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has surrendered himself to police as the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in downtown Nashville Saturday night, according to Metro police.

Metro Police officers responded to the call around 11:00 p.m. Saturday where it was reported that a vehicle hit a pedestrian near Church Street and Seventh Avenue North.

According to MNPD, the female victim was in the street after she was hit by a black, newer model Jeep Grand Cherokee. Police said the vehicle fled from the scene after hitting the pedestrian.

Tory Winters
Tory Winters (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Tory Winters, 24 of Cabot Drive, called the Emergency Communications Center Sunday to report that he was the person driving a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck and killed a woman outside Homewood Suites on Church Street. The Jeep was located at Winters’ apartment complex and impounded. 

Metro police said the victim was 67-year-old Marilyn Zindel, of Melbourne, Florida. They said Zindel was stepping out of a transportation golf cart in front of the hotel at the time. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died.

Winters has been charged with leaving the scene of a collision involving death, failure to yield involving death, failure to render aid and failure to immediately report the collision.  A judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,200.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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