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Pedestrian killed in suspected hit and run identified

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 16:42:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A pedestrian died Thursday afternoon following a suspected hit and run collision on McGavock Pike near Brownwood Dr. in Nashville.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the victim has been identified as 57-year-old Matteo Barattieri. Baraterri was carrying an Italian passport at the time of his death.

MNPD says medics with the Nashville Fire Department found Barattieri lying on the side of the road just before 2:30 p.m.

A witness to the incident told police they saw a white Nissan Altima fleeing the area at a high rate of speed near the time of the incident. Additional roadway evidence indicates the vehicle involved is likely a Dodge Ram pickup truck made between 2009 - 2022. The driver of the Altima is being considered a potential witness by investigators.

Metro police asks that anyone who has information about the vehicle involved in this fatal crash contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.