Metro police investigate deadly crash on Bell Road, try to identify victim


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating a deadly crash on Bell Road.

According to a release from Metro police, the crash happened around 11:23 p.m. Friday at Bell Rd/Nashboro Blvd.

Police say this was a one-vehicle crash and a female pedestrian died. The victim was later identified through fingerprint analysis as 36-year-old Lashawn Williams, of Nashville. Nashville Fire Department officials told News 2 crews were dispatched to the scene for reports of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The caller stated that a person was hit by a vehicle and was laying in the road with injuries.

The witness told police they saw the pedestrian waving at him. The witness turned around and headed back in the direction of the woman when he saw a Nissan Rogue SUV run over the female pedestrian as she seemed to be crawling into the traffic lane. 

The driver showed no signs of impairment and there are no charges pending there. The pedestrian was not carrying any form of identification.

Police say she is between 20 and 30-years-old, and had long braided hair with extensions. She was wearing a jacket with a flower embroidered on the back and shorts.

Anyone with information regarding the pedestrian’s identity is asked to call the Communications Center at 615-862-8600.

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