Metro Police investigating fatal hit-and-run crash in South Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police are investigating a hit and run crash in south Nashville that claimed the life of a Nashville woman.
Police said Maria Velasquez-Vaquiz, 62, died as the result of the two-vehicle crash at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Harding Place and Jonquil Drive.
According to police, Velasquez-Vaquiz was the front seat passenger in a Honda Pilot driven by Manuel Sagado, 66. Sagado was attempting to turn left onto Jonquil Drive from Harding Place when the vehicle was struck by a silver BMW sedan traveling east on Harding Place. The collision caused the Honda to roll into a ditch.
Velasquez-Vaquiz was taken to Southern Hills Medical Center where she died. Sagado was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW fled the scene, according to police.
Anyone with information about the hit and run driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
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