Public’s Assistance Needed to Identify Hit and Run Driver

Authorities seek help identifying a hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal collision.

Authorities in Nashville are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred on Saturday at 9 p.m. The incident resulted in the death of pedestrian Rene Choc-Caal, aged 47.

Choc-Caal was attempting to cross at the intersection of E. Thompson Lane and Lawndale Drive when he was struck by a white minivan. The vehicle is identified as a 1995 to 2000 Dodge Caravan, which has a nonfunctioning driver’s side headlight and possible damage to the driver’s side headlight area.

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The white Dodge Caravan was later found abandoned on I-40 east between the Donelson Pike and Stewarts Ferry Pike exits. A Traffic Division officer discovered the van while on his way home. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the driver or the minivan is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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