Tennessee Highway Patrol Seeks Public's Assistance in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatality
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s assistance for information on an apparent hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Humphreys County. A body was discovered in the median of Interstate 40 near mile marker 137 during the early morning hours on Saturday.
A passerby reported the discovery to the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office, who was the first responders to the scene. They requested the THP to continue the investigation. Upon State Troopers arrival and their initial investigation, it was determined that the victim had been struck by a vehicle. Investigators also believe the incident may have occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The body was discovered on Saturday morning.
The victim has been identified as Janice D. Kelley, 45, of Nashville.
THP’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are investigating.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any other information is urged to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Nashville District at 615-744-3091.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services.