Police have arrested a man suspected of striking and killing a pedestrian last week in south Nashville before driving away.
Charles Wenman Towns, 49, is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident involving death, failure to report an accident involving death and driving on a revoked license.
Calvin Anthony Thomas, 25, of Smyrna, was walking long Old Hickory Boulevard near Woodlands Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when police said a white Chevrolet pickup truck hit him and kept driving.
The truck, which sustained extensive front end damage and the loss of its front grill, was later found in the parking lot of Iroquois Apartments in west Nashville.
The front end was covered by a blue tarp to conceal the damage.
The truck was registered to Towns, who was convicted of DUI in July 2011.
Second pedestrian struck in 2 days
It was the second pedestrian hit-and-run incident in as many nights in Nashville. On Wednesday, a woman identified as Sharon A. Higgins, 46, was walking along 10th Avenue North at Jefferson Street when she was struck around 5:30 p.m.
Higgins remains in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police believe the vehicle that struck her was a white or light beige pickup truck towing a trailer. Investigators also believe the truck had a tail light that was out.
Anyone who has information that could help police is asked to call 74-CRIME.
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