Woman found dead after hit-and-run in Hermitage identified

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run crash in Hermitage that left a person dead late Sunday night.

Officers responded around 10 p.m. to Old Hickory Boulevard and Frist Boulevard, where a female was found dead in the middle of the road. The woman was identified through fingerprints as 36-year-old Alesha Starlet Netherton of Wilson County.

She had “obvious injuries from a vehicle impact,” police explained.

It is believed that Netherton was hit in the roadway around 10 p.m. Sunday night by a black four-door sedan. The car that hit her is believed to have damage to the front end, including the hood and windshield.

A witness was traveling north on Old Hickory Blvd. between Frist Blvd. and Andrew Jackson Pkwy. when he saw the car stopped in the middle of the road facing south before making a U-turn on Andrew Jackson Pkwy. When he got back to the location, the car was gone but Netherton was lying in the roadway with severe head trauma.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.


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