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Police Recover SUV Suspected In Fatal Shelbyville Crash

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Police have recovered the vehicle they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Bedford County.

The crash happened Saturday around 2:26 a.m. at the intersection of Lane Parkway and Union Street in Shelbyville. 

Officials said 41-year-old David Brown of Flat Creek died when the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.

Witnesses said the driver of the Suburban fled the scene. They told police they followed the SUV down Elm Street and onto Morton Street before driving through a stop sign at Colloredo Boulevard. The vehicle was last seen heading north on Old Nashville Dirt Road.

Officials with the Shelbyville Police Department said a vehicle matching the Suburban's description was found abandoned in a Rutherford County neighborhood the same day around 6:30 a.m. Investigators determined it was the same vehicle that was involved in the Shelbyville crash.

Attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner went unsuccessful.

During an interview with NewsChannel 5, Brown's father, Ronnie Presley, had a message for the driver.

"Just stop, turn yourself in, I forgive you." said Presley. "Help us get through this, please. It's all we ask."

Anyone with information about the crash should contact the Shelbyville Police Department at 931-684-5811. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. 

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