NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police in Nashville are looking for the driver of a truck that hit a woman who later died.
The woman, whose name was not released, was 50 years old and visually impaired, WSMV reported.
Nashville police said the woman was walking across a bridge with her dog when she was hit Wednesday morning.
This dog went on a morning walk with its owner but had to walk home without her.— Joylyn Bukovac (@joylynrbukovac) March 23, 2023
The dog’s owner was hit by a car and killed during that walk. Metro police are looking for the driver
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A passerby found her and alerted authorities. She was taken to an area hospital, where she died.
The woman’s dog, however, was not hurt and walked home, waiting at the front door of her apartment which was near the accident scene, WTVF reported.
Police are trying to find the woman’s next of kin, and until they do the dog is in the care of animal control. If the family wants the dog, they can take custody. But if it doesn’t work out, the dog will be placed up for adoption, WKRN reported.