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Driver turns himself in after fatal hit-and-run in Donelson

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The hit-and-run happened around 11 p.m. Sunday. (WSMV) The hit-and-run happened around 11 p.m. Sunday. (WSMV)
Ronnie William Taylor (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Ronnie William Taylor (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man was killed and two women were injured in a hit-and-run in Donelson on Sunday night.

Police said 40-year-old Huzefa Bakie and two co-workers were walking to a restaurant along Elm Hill Pike when they were struck by a pickup truck just before 11 p.m.

According to police, the victims are from India and were visiting Nashville for a convention.

Witnesses said the group was hit by a man driving a red 1997 Ford pickup truck.

The driver stopped because construction was blocking his lane, but when it cleared, he reportedly sped off, which is when he allegedly hit the three pedestrians and kept driving.

The victims were reportedly walking in the road because there was not a sidewalk in the area.

Bakie died at the scene. The two female victims were taken to Skyline Hospital and are expected to survive.

According to the affidavit, 45-year-old Ronnie William Taylor later showed up at the South Precinct and told a deputy he wanted to turn himself in.

Taylor allegedly told police he saw people on the side of the road but thought he had hit a construction barrel until he got home and realized he struck a person. He said he panicked because he did not have a valid driver's license or insurance.

According to the affidavit, Taylor told police he regularly smokes marijuana and smoked a joint after the crash.  

Taylor is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and driving on a suspended license. He is being held on a $107,000 bond.

Police said Taylor showed signs of impairment and said he regularly smoked marijuana. His blood sample will be tested for drugs.

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