Deadly Hit & Run Crash on Donelson Pike near Royal Parkway in November 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Crime Stoppers is trying to help police solve a fatal hit and run in Nashville. A man who walked with a cane was killed in November, and police said they have no leads.
The incident happened on Donelson Pike near Royal Parkway just north of Interstate 40. Larry Stacey was hit by a sport utility vehicle while he was crossing the street. Witnesses said the SUV fled going northbound on Donelson Pike.
"He was thrown up on to the hood of the vehicle, came off the hood and ran over by the vehicle. The vehicle continued on," said Jessie Loy with the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Paramedics tried to save Stacey, but his injuries were fatal and he died at the scene. Police found Stacey's cane on a nearby sidewalk. Investigators are hoping other witnesses will come forward with information about the SUV.
"It's a commercial area. There are a lot of restaurants. It happened between the McDonalds and the Shoney's right there. There are several gas stations," said Loy.
Police know at least one other person may have saw something. There was a yellow or gold vehicle captured by a security camera parked at a nearby Raceway gas station. It left just before the incident.
"If the owner of that vehicle, the driver might remember that night we'd like them to call us. We'd like to talk to them also," said Loy.
Police said witnesses might remember the SUV because it left the scene with a broken headlight.
"There's no possible way they could say they didn't know. I mean given the injuries and what happened. There's no way they could say they hit him and didn't know," said Loy.
If you have information about who killed Larry Stacey call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.