Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Lafayette Street Friday Night Identified
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The pedestrian struck and killed Friday night by a hit and run driver on Lafayette Street near Fairfield Avenue is identified as Robert Preston III, 41.
The preliminary investigation shows that Preston was crossing Lafayette Street at 11:15 p.m. when he was struck by a southbound charcoal grey Hyundai sedan. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died.
According to witnesses, the Hyundai was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.
Anyone with information about the vehicle and/or its driver is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600, Hit and Run investigators at 862-7713 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.