Police ID Victim In Fatal Hit-&-Run Crash

Posted at 3:40 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 14:10:57-04

The victim fatally struck overnight by a hit-and-run driver in South Nashville has been identified. 

Officers with Metro Nashville Police said 58-year-old Martin Ray Jackson was crossing Murfreesboro Pike at 11:30 p.m. Monday when he was hit by a vehicle. 

Police said Jackson was not in a crosswalk. He died at the scene. 

A description of the suspect's vehicle is limited at this time. It's unclear if the incident was captured on surveillance video.  

According to investigators, Jackson was homeless and lived nearby. Witnesses said he had been drinking prior to the collision. 

Anyone with information should call the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600, Hit & Run investigators at 862-7713 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.