NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway after a man was killed in a hit and run Monday morning.
The body was discovered around 7:30 a.m. where Old Hickory Boulevard merges onto Interstate 40 near Summit Hospital.
Metro police reported the man, identified as 39-year-old James Miller, was found dead lying next to a guardrail near Frist Boulevard.
A passerby reported seeing the man’s body and called police, according to Metro police. The preliminary investigation shows Miller was walking along or crossing the far left southbound lane of Old Hickory Boulevard between Frist Boulevard and the I-40 West entrance ramp when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. The crash threw Miller to the center median where he hit the guardrail. Investigators believe the crash happened sometime during the night.
Evidence at the scene indicates that the hit and run vehicle may be red or maroon in color and missing the driver’s side mirror cover, Metro police reported.
police said there are no sidewalks/crosswalks or street lighting in this stretch of the roadway.
Anyone with information about the hit and run vehicle/driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
No additional information was immediately released.
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