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Search Continues For Vehicle, Driver In Serious Hit-&-Run That Injured Pedestrian

Posted: 5:24 PM, Feb 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-01 23:24:05Z

Police said they’re still searching for an unknown vehicle, possibly white in color, with front-end damage more than two weeks after a pedestrian was hit and seriously injured.

Authorities said 45-year-old Denise Lynn Leighton was walking south on the right shoulder of Gallatin Pike near Shepherd Hills Drive when she was hit by a vehicle around 8 p.m. on January 13.

A preliminary investigation showed Leighton was out of the lanes of travel, headed toward a nearby bus stop, when she was struck.

The vehicle fled from the scene, and Leighton has still been recovering from serious injuries.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.