Metro police search for vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run crash

Posted at 2:36 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 10:11:06-05

Metro Nashville police searched for a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian north of Nashville Friday morning.

The crash happened at about 1:15 a.m. at West Trinity Lane and Brick Church Pike.

Officers say the victim, 49-year-old Michael C. Anderson, was a homeless man who frequented the area. He used a walker to get around, which was seen mangled at the crash scene. 

According to police, the preliminary investigation shows that Anderson, for an unknown reason, was in the center turn lane of W. Trinity Lane when he began to walk toward the north side of the roadway. He was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. 

Officers believe the vehicle involved in the crash was a maroon SUV with tinted windows. There is no evidence to indicate the driver tried to stop or avoid the victim, police said.

Anderson was taken to Skyline Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. 

Officers told NewsChannel5 they intend to return to the scene later Friday, to see if there were any surveillance cameras nearby that might have caught the vehicle involved in the crash.

According to Metro Nashville Police, there were 23 pedestrian fatalities last year. This year, there have been at least 17. 

Anyone with information on the SUV, which has front end damage as a result of the collision, was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.