NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One man is in custody after police say he allegedly left the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash earlier this month in South Nashville.
Metro police said the single-vehicle crash happened on Wallace Road near Nolensville Pike at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.
According to Metro police, a passing motorist reported that a man, for reasons unknown, fell into the roadway. The witness reported to officers that when he started to turn around to help, the man was hit by a dark sedan that was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not stop.
An affidavit states that Edvin Chub-Caal, 26, was driving the motor vehicle when he ran over the man on the road and left the scene. The victim was identified as 69-year-old Larry Arnold. He died at the scene.
Court records show that Chub-Caal admitted to officers that he drove that night but does not remember hitting anyone.
Metro police say they were able to follow a distinct fluid trail left on the road from the collision, which led them to an unoccupied 2011 gray Hyundai Sonata parked at a nearby home.
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An affidavit says the vehicle had front-end damage from striking Arnold. Officers reported that there was evidence of impairment at the scene.
“There was evidence of alcohol involvement on behalf of the hit-and-run driver found in the Sonata and at the scene,” said Metro police.
Chub-Caal was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, which is a Class E felony, as well as failure to render aid and driving without a license