NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is in custody after police say he allegedly fled the scene of a fatal crash earlier this month in South Nashville.
Metro police said the single-vehicle crash happened on Wallace Street near Nolensville Pike around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
According to the Metro police, a passing driver reported that a man, for unknown reasons, fell on the road. The witness reported to officers that as he started to turn around to help, the man was struck by a dark sedan that was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not stop.
An affidavit states that Edvin Chub Caal, 26, was driving a motor vehicle when he hit the man on the road and fled the scene. The victim was identified as 69-year-old Larry Arnold. He died at the scene.
Court records show Caal admitted to officers that he was driving that night, but did not remember hitting anyone.
Metro police say they were able to follow a distinct trail of fluid left on the road from the crash, which led them to an unoccupied gray 2011 Hyundai Sonata parked at a nearby home.
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An affidavit says the vehicle had front-end damage from Arnold’s impact. Officers reported there was evidence of damage at the scene.
“There was evidence of alcohol involvement on behalf of the hit-and-run driver found in the Sonata and at the scene,” Metro police said.
Caal was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a Class E felony.
Source : www.wkrn.com