Man charged in fatal Hermitage hit-and-run crash

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HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man is charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian Monday night in Hermitage.

The 24-year-old driver, Christopher Skirvin, was charged Tuesday morning with DUI, leaving the scene of a deadly accident, driving on a revoked license, and failure to render aid.

Metro police were called around 11 p.m. to Old Hickory Boulevard and Central Pike.

Officers said 50-year old Dwight Daniels was hit while crossing the road outside of a crosswalk in a poorly-lit area.

Daniels was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officers said Skirvin initially left the scene but did eventually return.

About two hours after the crash, police said Skirvin’s father arrived at the scene and indicated his son thought he might have hit a pedestrian.

Skirvin admitted he knew he had hit something but did not stop, police said.

An officer said he could smell alcohol on Skirvin’s breath, his eyes were bloodshot and Skirvin admitted to drinking three beers earlier in the day.

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