NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — For the fourth time in less than two weeks, a pedestrian has been killed in a Nashville hit-and-run.
The incident was reported in the 2700 block of Dickerson Pike at approximately 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, a vehicle was traveling north on Dickerson Pike when 45-year-old Jeffrey Tidwell of Nashville, was struck while crossing the road outside of a crosswalk, throwing him into the southbound lanes.
Authorities said the first car drove away from the scene, but Tidwell was hit a second time by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The second driver returned to the scene.
While investigators processed the scene, officials said they learned the hit-and-run driver’s car may have been parked on Oak Valley Drive.
Patrol officers reportedly responded to the area and discovered a Nissan Altima with damage consistent with striking a pedestrian, so the vehicle was taken to MNPD’s crime lab for processing.
However, police said they couldn’t find the Nissan’s driver. As a result, officials asked for the community’s help tracking down the Nissan’s registered owner — identified as 43-year-old Latoya Boswell — for questioning.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, authorities announced Latoya’s daughter, 19-year-old Jiselle Boswell, surrendered herself, provided a statement to investigators, and was taken into custody.
According to Metro police, Jiselle is charged with driving on a revoked license and for a financial responsibility violation (no insurance) involving injury or death, but additional charges related to the collision are possible.
Officials said they will forward the crash investigation to the District Attorney’s Office for review after completing it.
If you have any information about this deadly crash, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
This incident marks Music City’s fourth fatal hit-and-run in the span of 11 days. Previous deaths include a woman hit on Murfreesboro Pike near East Thompson Lane around 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30; a woman hit on Thompson Lane near Eugenia Avenue at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1; and a woman hit on Green Street near Fairfield Avenue just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.