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Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed Nashville mother

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 16:24:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Nashville.

Metro Nashville police said 28-year-old Fredy Danilo Guzman was charged Wednesday with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a license.

On Wednesday morning, an officer spotted a Nissan he suspected could have been involved in the crash, which had damage to its front end. Fatal crash investigators were able to match auto parts found at the scene with the SUV.

Guzman turned himself in a short time after the SUV was found, police say.

He’s accused of hitting and killing 38-year-old Kimberly Cox back on December 9. Police said he admitted that he was driving the SUV at the time of the deadly crash. He told investigators he did not seem Cox or her daughter before the crash, and that he panicked and drove away.

Cox and her 19-year-old daughter were walking to the Shell on Haywood Lane, where they both worked, when a Nissan hit Cox. She died at the scene, and her daughter was not hurt.

Police said Guzman is being held on a $15,000 bond.

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