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THP Searches for Suspect in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatality

Monday, March 14, 2011 | 09:22am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s assistance in solving an apparent hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Giles County. Investigators assigned to THP’s Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) and Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) are attempting to locate the vehicle and driver connected to the incident on Cates Road in Pulaski, Tenn., on February 28, 2011.
 
 
Between the hours of 3 a.m. to 4 a.m., on Monday, February 28, Charles Richard Stevenson, 50, from Pulaski, Tenn., was struck on Cates Road near Old Highway 64 in Pulaski. A neighbor discovered Mr. Stevenson, a resident on Cates Road, around 7 a.m., and then reported it to local authorities.  The Giles County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the scene and requested the Highway Patrol to continue the investigation.
 
THP investigators believe the driver may have thought he/she hit a deer. They are interviewing residents in the area for possible leads. Several residents have stated they heard a vehicle with a loud exhaust around the time of the incident.
 
Mr. Stevenson was found wearing a black t-shirt with a military green button down shirt, camouflage pants and a brown pair of hiking shoes.
 
Anyone within information about this case is urged to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Lawrenceburg Office at 931-766-1425. 
 
The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.   
 
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