Alleged Hit-&-Run Driver Identified; Search Continues

Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 20:07:46-04

Police have released new photos of the truck allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that critically injured a Nashville woman.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at Nolensville Pike and Morton Avenue, near the area of the Nashville Zoo.

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Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 25-year-old Shelby Lacewell had just gotten off an MTA bus and activated the pedestrian walk signal when she was struck. 

Witnesses said Lacewell began crossing the road after the signal indicated she could walk, but was hit by the pickup which was turning left onto Nolensville Pike from Morton Avenue.

On Friday, investigators released new surveillance photos of the suspect’s truck, and thanks to citizen tips located it on the 3500 block of Albee Drive in Hermitage.

The truck’s owner was tentatively identified as Herminio Agular.

Agular’s landlord reported that he suddenly packed his belongings on Wednesday and vacated the rental. Officers have been told he may be fleeing to Mexico.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.